22 ways to overcome boredom at work

Ever had days at work when you're bored to tears? The answer's probably "yes". Have you ever asked your boss for more work to help while away the time? The answer's probably "no", particularly if you're an inventive type who knows how to shake things up a little.


Social media is awash with snaps of people playing pranks, coming up with crazy ideas and generally finding ways to make the hours fly by. So, if you need some inspiration to make your 9 - 5 more bearable, here's a hilarious selection of tried and tested ideas!

1. One for bored mechanics!

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2. An alternative to musical chairs

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3. Sneak off to the restroom...

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4. When a Mario fan gets bored and raids the stationery closet

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5. Get creative with office supplies

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6. Kill time between customers

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7. Scorpion warfare!

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8. For anyone who works in a fast food joint - and loves Star Wars

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9. Don't worry, they're plastic!

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10. Free advertising for your employer

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11. See how many you can attach

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12. Creative paperclips

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13. "Off with his head!"

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14. Everyone can be a knight in shining armor

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15. Upcycle old hard drives

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16. When the chef loves candy

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17. The possibilities are endless!

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18. When all you have is a raspberry

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19. Game of cat and mouse

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20. Guess the movies

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21. It requires patience, but it does kill time!

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22. Milton is all ears

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