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How to Keep Yourself Entertained When You’re Busy

By Maigne Cantos / 8 August 2017

How do you keep yourself entertained during a busy work day?

  • Listen to music
  • Have some snacks
  • Take a walk
  • Take a smoke break
  • Chat with your friends
  • Exercise
  • Create a challenge for yourself
  • Play video/computer games
  • Play an instrument
  • Surf the net


The concept of being busy is something that’s unavoidable at times. There are moments when one is just bombarded with a lot of work that the thought of entertainment can be seen as something of a dream. Luckily, there are various lines of work, especially those in call center services in the Philippines, that allow the perfect mix of productivity and entertainment.

Finding the balance between work and leisure can be a bit tricky at times, especially during times of dire work. When it comes to this, the important thing is to always keep composure and get creative with what you can do in the office while you’re at work. Sure, it’s extremely important to get the job done no matter what. But then again, there’s always this particular saying: “All work and play makes Jack a dull boy.’

 If you’re looking for the best modes of entertainment, there are numerous ways to keep you entertained enough to get through the long day. To get you started, here are some of the best methods of self-entertainment for you to try.

Listening to Music

Listening to Music

 This is one of the most common ways to keep yourself entertained while you’re actually busy. Just plug in your headphones, put on some music, and just jam away to your favorite tunes while you get that report ready. You’d be amazed at how you’ll feel after listening to 3-5 songs from your favorite playlist.

Snack on something

 While there may be times when you feel extremely bored, and lunchtime is still a few hours away, this method can help ease you of those mild hunger pains. Just grab a pack of crackers or any snack available and just start munching away.

Take a Walk

Take a Walk

 If you’re really feeling the highest level of stress for the day, take a breather and go out for a walk. This will not only relax you, it can also release some endorphins (happy hormones) in your system, making you feel better. Plus, you get some alone time while also admiring the scenery outdoors.

Take a Smoke Break

 While not exactly a healthy mode of entertainment, there’s no argument that this can provide you the entertainment value that you seek, especially if you are looking for a way to relieve stress. Just be sure to avoid smoking the whole pack; try to pace yourself and save some sticks for your next break.

Chat with your Friends

Chat with your Friends

 Since you’re in the office every day for at least eight to nine hours, you must have made a couple of friends to mingle with. Why not spend the time chatting with them about anything that comes to mind? After all, there’s nothing more entertaining than bonding with the people closest to you.


 Sitting at a desk for a long time can really impact your physical shape in a bad way. So, to help you with that, why not drop on the ground and do at least 10 pushups? That way, you’ll be able to maintain focus at work and, at the same time, give you some form of entertainment.

Create a Challenge for yourself

 This is one way to not only keep you entertained, but to motivate you as well for work. The best way to do this is to set a deadline for your tasks that you are sure to meet by the end of the day. That way, you’ll have more time for breaks and you’ll be able to relax more when you get home.

Play a Video Game

Play a Video Game

 This may be the ultimate form of entertainment. The thought of booting up your computer to play a multitude of games is nothing short of joyful. Just be sure to play at the right time and make sure your boss is completely fine with this activity. Also, you might want to reassure them that all your tasks will be completed on time.

Play an Instrument

 There are a number of musicians working amongst you. If you happen to be one of them, feel free to bring your guitar to work and just pluck away. As a matter of fact, why not serenade your co-workers every once in a while. Truly, a form of entertainment for them and for yourself.

Surf the Net

 When your tasks for the day demand for you to take a breather, why not grab the chance to just wander aimlessly around the internet. Laugh at memes, watch your favorite videos, and read some interesting things the internet has to offer, all for the purpose of entertaining yourself to ensure utmost productivity once you get back on the board.

Key Takeaway

 These are only some of the things that can entertain you at work. If none of these things appeal to you, look for others that might, such as reading a book or a magazine. Whatever it is you can try to get your productivity juices flowing. Just be sure to go right back at work so you actually get things done!

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