Share this page on:
FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle BookmarksMyspaceTumblrRedditGoogle ReaderDiggDeliciousBlinkListStumbleUpon

Do you go crazy from waiting on the phone ? Here are tips you need to avoid getting frustrated

Here are eleven things you can do next time you're ”number 47 in line” when calling the Help  desk at the computer company.

1. Enumerating the alphabet backwards.

2. Make a To-do list for tomorrow.

3. Think about something you have put off doing for a long time. Select the key task and decide to do it right away when you are done with the phone call.

4. Clean up your desk and the drawers.

5. Take out unfinished work and complete it.

6. Take a breath. Hold it for five seconds. Exhale for five seconds. Repeat the process five times. It'll make you more relaxed.

7. Look out the window. Look for something you haven't seen before.

8. Imagine that you would wake up one morning and all the people in the world were gone. What would you do that day?

9. Think about next year. What would you want done before the end of next year? Make a plan to make it happen.

10. Figure out how many seconds there are in three hours and forty minutes without using a calculator.

11. What would you do if you won 25 million? Think about and go nuts in your mind.

Conclusion: To wait for things can sometimes be a slow, but effective way of killing yourself and the key to endure the wait is to find something to do.

About the author

Stefan Ekberg has worked in marketing for small business for 20 years and has written around 30 books on how small business owners can market themselves with limited resources. . In 2012 Stefan was nominated as Entrepreneur of the Year in Stockholm.

230 000 prescribes to his free newsletter "The 5 minute marketer"
Every week some 230,000 prescribers gets his free newsletter about 5 minute marketing.

"The 5 minute marketer" - the book
You run a small business and you want to get ahead of the competition, but how can you give resources to marketing when you're short on time and the budget is tight? The solution is here! The 5-Minute Marketer is packed with 395 tried-and-tested ways to market your business in 5 minutes or less.