We’re all aware of the slow days ahead. Your coworkers are in and out of the workplace and it’s difficult to build any kind of momentum to get anything big accomplished. Especially projects that require input from multiple people. Just because these days are slow doesn’t mean you can’t get something accomplished personally. In fact, this time of the year presents a great opportunity to get some things done you haven’t had time for. Here are some of them.

Get Organized

 

It’s easy to let your surroundings get a little messy when you are so busy day in and day out. With some extra time on your hands, why not clean up a bit. You can start by cleaning up your desk and the area around you. From here you can also organize some things on your computer. This includes your email, which is probably more cluttered than you’d like it to be. Feel free to also organize your files in a way that can make them easier to navigate in the future. P.S. You’ll be happy you did this down the road when you need to find something in a hurry.

Network

 

Days like these present a great time to reach out to those former coworkers you haven’t talked with in awhile. There’s a decent chance they’re going through some slow days at work so they’ll certainly be happy to hear from you! This is also a great chance to hop onto LinkedIn and checkout the latest trends in your industry. You may find out something you were unaware of or see an opportunity to contribute to a group!

 

Track Your Accomplishments

 

This is a wonderful time to take a look back and track all the things you’ve done over the past few months. Write down all the goals you’ve accomplished and give yourself a pat on the back. Also jot down all the contributions you’ve made to your team and organization. You may not be looking for a new job now, but you never know when that new position is going to open. This will also help you this time of year when relatives are asking what you’ve been up to at work!