So what can you do to keep from getting bored during work and still perform the very best you can? One of the handiest things you can do is get a headset and listen to music. Every night or each morning before you go to work, download a couple new songs. Also, build up a list of your favorites, this is the best way to get through time happily and not feel like you are going to fall asleep from the boredom. Think of something that you have always wanted to learn, like a new language, and start doing so. Every night learn a few new words and sentences to use them in. Throughout the next day practice the words in your head and every day go through the whole list, not just the new ones you learned the night before. This way, the information will set in and you will always remember it. This can work with any new information, but languages work especially nice. If you are interested in history or politics, pick a book and read a few pages every day, spending the time at work to think about what you read in great detail. This will cement the new information into your mind.
If you are finding that one job in particular is really monotonous for you, ask to be changed to a different job, there are always a couple going on. Packing boxes is usually more fast paced than some of the longer processes in manufacturing and distribution centers, and will get you moving around. Sometimes all you need is a change of scene and changes posts work well for change. Also, remember that your working day is only a part of your overall day. If you can’t change your job in any way and just have to stick it out, try making life outside of work more interesting. That way you will appreciate the steadiness of your work day all the more.
Another way of passing the time is to time yourself and try and beat your old times. This will turn any boring job into something that you are trying your hardest at and in doing so, your work day will fly by faster than you expected. Your work space can never be too clean, and if you find you have time on your hands while waiting for the next part to come along, pick up around you and keep your area as clean as possible. Before you know it the day will be done, and then the week, and you will have a few days off to clear you head an create new things to think about.