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Anna Kendrick Knows Exactly How We Feel on a Slow Day

It’s early afternoon, and you’ve already gotten through your to-do list for the day. When slow days at work arise, filling the hours until it’s time to go home can feel agonizing—and we all tend to resort to some interesting tactics to keep ourselves entertained.

As part of its “100 Most Creative People in Business” feature, Fast Company created this short sketch with Anna Kendrick depicting exactly what it’s like to slowly lose your mind in the office when you have many hours left and no work to do. From coming up with creative distractions to getting caught off guard when work suddenly arises to feeling incredibly accomplished when you get that one thing done, you’ll understand the roller coaster of emotions Kendrick goes through as she waits for the clock to strike 5.