Things We Accidentally Do At Work

Sometimes despite our best efforts to stay productive and actually do meaningful work, we cannot seem to prevent ourselves from straying off tangent and being distracted by anything and everything especially on a slow Monday morning.

Below are the five things that we tend to accidentally do at work

1. Being Busy Without Actually Doing Work

Sometimes without meaning to we seem to fall into this endless cycle of being super busy and yet at the same time we seem to not get anything done.

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2. Getting sucked into an online blackhole 

Sometimes when we're doing a little researching online we tend to be clicking on the never ending link to find information that we think we might  need for our work beacause

3. Forget that we are actually at work

It happens to the best of us. First it starts with a break,  looking up some video that we've got in our email or talking to a client on the phone, but little did we know we up and forgot that we're actually at work.

4. Munch A Little Too Much

This is to those of us who's favourite part of our job is that there is a pantry .

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5. Have discussions that turn into meetings which turns into conferences 

You’re set, already working on something when suddenly your colleague needs to run some ideas by you for the big presentation. You put your work on hold and bounce of ideas with your colleague when suddenly the both of you realise that you need a second opinion because you’d want to avoid tunnel vision.

You get another person on board and you slowly move into the nearest meeting room because your discussions are getting a little too animated and loud for the others to concentrate. Ten minutes in and this discussion turns into a meeting with flip charts and an additional two other people. At the end of the meeting you’ve realized that it has turned into a conference with calls to other people in different branches all with the client on hold at the other line.

In these moments, you look around and think to yourself

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Elisha Yeo is a part of the Thriving Talents team and leads content creation. She hopes to inspire the world through thoughtful insights, a sarcastic wit and a heart of tainted gold. If you find her articles interesting or would like to help her become a better thought initiator, don't be shy and say hi at

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