The web designer's guide to dealing with downtime

Young woman using laptop and looking bored
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Let's face it, we spend most of our working lives being super-busy, and complaining about it to anyone who'll listen. There's nothing worse, right? Except, well... not being busy. 

Don't get us wrong: it's lovely to have free time that you've planned for, like on holiday, for example. But when idleness is thrust upon you, whether that's due to a global pandemic or just a natural gap between projects, it can be difficult to know what to do with yourself.

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Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.