I just discovered this entry in my journal which i wrote when I was doing training in NAL. And i think its still relevant now, so posting it here
A very common thing that I gave heard my co-trainees say while in training is "where is the work" ? Yes i admit, this comes as a part of life, you are in government institution and i expect delay, lethargy and some of it will wash down to you, but then this is no reasons to be disturbed.
Three things are always with you, your initiative, your intelligence and motivation.
So why fret and make your life more frustrting by repeating no work , no work.
Aree yaar you are aesi guys, aesi products and one they don't lag behind is self study, self enhancement. The fact some of you are here is this self-reliance. So Use it.
You have access to top class softwares, use them, learn them, increase familiarity with them. This is the way to uilize your time there, if your scientist doesn't give you the kind of work you want, then remember this quote from TOI said "if opportunity doesn't knock, build a door". Always have this in your mind.
A few simple steps can help you to clear this frustrations. Stagnancy is death, so keep flowing