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5 Ways for Security Guards to Combat Boredom on the Job

The job of a professional security guard can be full of contradictions. You’re hired to deter criminals and keep people and property safe, to be in a constant state of readiness. But, generally speaking, the best evidence that you’ve done what you were hired to do is when nothing actually happens.

That can make most security guard jobs both stressful and boring.

Regardless of which of the two types of security jobs you have, it’s important to not let boredom compromise your effectiveness while you’re on post. And how can you do that? By introducing a bit of physical and mental variety into your day.

Physical variety

If you have a stationary guard post, you can combat boredom on the job through movement.

Mental variety

In addition to physical variety, you can bring more mental variety to your work with a couple of simple tricks.

An important point to keep in mind when it comes to all of the ideas we’ve given you here is that your job must come first. Don’t get so wrapped up in a particular exercise that it distracts you from your duties.

Being a security guard isn’t always exciting, but that’s good. If you’re bored, it means you’re getting the job done. Simply use these quick tips to beat the boredom. Then get on with your work and be proud of the fact that you’ve kept the people and property in your care safe from harm.