We know it’s tough to not go insane while waiting on hold. We’re all too familiar with those dreaded two words, “Please hold.” It’s a rigid wall. No matter how busy we are, we don’t have a say in the matter. It’s either you wait on hold or hang up. The worst part about it is the unknown. We never know how long we’ll be on hold, stuck in an awful telephone purgatory. It could range anywhere from 15 seconds to 15 minutes (sometimes it feels like it could be 15 years). Who’s to know? Fortunately, there is good news. Those precious seconds that fade into minutes can be used for something fun and productive. So, don’t despair, here’s how to not go insane while waiting on hold.
Drink a glass of wine or two
Everyone knows the old saying, “A glass of wine a day keeps the doctor away.” Or, wait, was it an apple? Either way, wine does actually contain ingredients that boosts the immune system. It also helps reduce the risk of stroke and heart disease. So why not indulge in a glass of wine while you’re waiting on hold. Just remember to drink responsibly.
Yoga isn’t just for the devoted yogi, it can be for the everyday person, too. The best part is you only need a few minutes to start reaping the rewards. Practicing the Bridge Pose, Chair Pose, and Child’s Pose are some of the easiest techniques. Yoga can help with lower back pain, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Make a candle
Gather old crayons together and put them in the microwave for around one minute. If you want a scent, add half a cube of scented wax into the mix. Once the wax is liquefied, you can pour it in a new glass container that has a wick glued to the bottom of it. In the matter of minutes, you’ll have a new candle for your home.
Cook some bangin' Ramen Noodles
Have a delicious meal ready in less than three minutes. Ramen noodles can be enhanced by adding white onion, cilantro, soy sauce, franks red hot and fresh lime juice. If you are feeling really adventurous, you could even add a fried egg.
Tell someone Happy Birthday on Facebook
It’s always someone’s birthday on Facebook. While your strolling through your news feed, take a few seconds and wish a facebook friend Happy Birthday. You never know what old relationship you could rekindle.