When your programs are not responding and your computer is down, what are you supposed to do? You certainly realize how much you are dependent on it and it sometimes leaves you feeling a little disoriented as to what to do next. At least it does for me.
Here is what I came up with:
- Catch up on filing
- Do expense reports
- Order supplies
- Prepare courier slips
- Get on the phone to check voicemail and return calls, make travel arrangements, register for conferences, book boardrooms etc.
Sometimes having the computer down is a good time to do the little things we have not had time to do because we are so busy on the computer. You just need to shift your thinking and get back on track with a different to-do list.