What to Do When You Don't Have Enough to Do

For anyone who’s dealt with an insane workload, a lighter load—or even a week or two where you don’t have much to do—sounds like a welcome reprieve. However, to quote those ’90s motivational speakers the Spice Girls: “Too much of something is bad enough, but… too much of nothing is just as tough.”

Meaning, when every day is a slow day at work, it’s hard to stay motivated. It can even make you question whether this job is really worth your time and talent. 

The first step, of course, is to inform your supervisor that you have some free time and that you’d be happy to take on a few more tasks or projects. And in ideal-outcome world, that’s all it takes. This piece, however, is for those of you who’ve done that, but still can’t seem to stay busy. Read on for your three-step plan.

See the rest of my latest Daily Muse piece here.