Four ways to Kill Time at your Computer

We all have it; sitting there at your PC, mindlessly browsing the web and eventually running out of things to keep your attention. There are only so many strange videos you can watch or questionable news articles you can read.

So what can you do to keep yourself occupied while waiting for that e-mail or market to open? Here are some ideas to busy your hands at the modern day coal face.

Become a Coffee Connoisseur

If you are lucky (or unlucky) enough to work from home on a regular basis, you might miss the opportunity to mingle with colleagues while sipping on a hot brew. The quality might not be there, so you may want to invest in a French press, or cafetiere.

There is a delicious variety of coffees from all over the world available from your local supermarket. And there is nothing more satisfying than the smell of freshly brewed coffee in the morning – or any time of day, for that matter. You could become a bean expert from the comfort of your swivel chair.

Smoking is back IN

Like it or not, smoking is back in business as a favourite pastime among socialisers and business people. It may just be a cigarette break while at the office, but there is definitely an upward trajectory on the sale of quirky new tobacco products, as well as e-cigarettes.

If you are sitting at the computer, some music playing and a view to enjoy, smoking or ‘vaping’ might just be the thing for you. You could also spend countless hours looking up how to perform your own vape tricks – another useful way of passing the time, but not recommended in an office environment!

There are some interesting items available, such as flavoured papers and tobaccos, as well as carefully designed pipes and some that will make you smile too!


The stresses of the job, family or life in general can fester when sitting still for long periods of time. So why not try some self-help meditation? It is thought that 18 million Americans meditate regularly, spurred on by hectic lifestyles and modern day concerns.

It sounds like you’d need to channel Buddah himself, however it can come down to things as simple as using breathing techniques and focus exercises. Just don’t be surprised if you get strange looks from across the desks in the office!

Fidget Gadgets

We’ve been inundated with images and videos of the so-called fidget spinner. Originally designed to help children with ADHD and anxiety, they very quickly became a must-have for school children and adults alike.

The desire to fidget can come from being fatigued or just plain bored, so this type of product can help alleviate the dullness of being stuck at computer for extended periods. Must like the stress ball, there is something strangely satisfying about having something for your hands to do, why not make it a hobby? Posting videos of them spinning on your nose could rack up millions of views!

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