Things to Do In a Waiting Room

Life/Recreation - General
By: bestmommy    
02-Jan-2011

Introduction:Are you the type of person who hates to be held captive in waiting rooms? Doctors and dentists offices, hair salons, etc. can be places of great frustration for me so I try to keep busy and productive while waiting to be called in for my appointments. These are some things to do with your time while stuck in the dreaded waiting room.

  • 01

    Read

    Luckily most waiting rooms will have an abundance of reading material you may not have exposure to at home so grab a magazine or newspaper you've never read before and learn something new on an unfamiliar topic.

  • 02

    Plan

    Take out your date book or day planner and use the waiting time to plan out your schedule and to-do lists for the next few days. You'll leave that room feeling more organized and less stressed about the days ahead of you.

  • 03

    Clean Out Your Purse or Wallet

    Get rid of those old receipts we all seem to hang onto for no particular reason. Check for expired coupons and toss them as well. Empty gum wrappers, crumbled scrap papers, tattered tissues be gone!

  • 04

    Meditate or Daydream

    Use this time to calm your thoughts and clear your mind. Breathe deep and try not to think about anything at all. If your not into meditating than let your mind wander and dream of far away people, places or experiences you'd like to have.

  • 05

    Brainstorm Ideas For Writing Topics

    Take out a notepad and jot down ideas for future writing projects. Look around you for inspiration and make note of things you could talk about in your next article or list.




Final Thoughts

Waiting rooms can be boring or productive. The choice is yours. I actually composed this list in the orthodontist's waiting room while my son was having his braces removed. But you probably figured that out by now!




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