summer season offers a much-needed respite from the monotony of day-to-day
business life. That is, if you allow it too.
of the biggest mistakes you can make during the summer, is not taking advantage
of the nice, warm weather. Neglecting to do so results in feelings of monotony
take advantage of the summer season to get outdoors and get some fresh air. By
doing so, you give yourself the gift of time to reenergize and increase your
productivity in the office.
reenergize this summer:
you have a lot of built up vacation time? Now is the time to use it. You can plan
a trip to a place you have been longing to visit for a long time or you can
plan a staycation enjoying new activities. The most important point is to take
your vacation time—even if it is only a few days—to focus on yourself, your
family, and your friends.
time allows you to mentally separate yourself from the office and focus your
energy on doing things for yourself. Taking this time is not only important to
your mental health but also imperative to your productivity when you return to
the office. After a vacation, you are ready to focus your energy on fulfilling
your position and effectively do so.
of Your Comfort Zone
the initiative over the summer to do things outside your comfort zone—whatever that may be. Have
you wanted to try a new sport or a new fitness class? Have you been wanting to learn something new? Pushing
yourself to try new things helps you recognize your potential and builds your
confidence. Thus, when you return to the office, you are ready to think of
creative solutions to issues that may arise and tackle projects that have
the time to organize your spaces. Get rid of stuff taking up space, and limit your surroundings
to the material things you need or use
on a regular basis. Clearing out your unneeded possessions helps you think
clearly and avoid being consumed by clutter. As a result, your mind is able to
focus attention on the tasks you must get done.
Set Time to Accomplish Your Goals
During the summer, set aside time to evaluate and accomplish your goals. Do you need to spice up your LinkedIn profile? Do you need to use LinkedIn to help a future job search? Do you need to build your network? Instead of saying, “I’m going to do x to achieve my goals,” actually plan time to do it and stick to it. Setting aside this time gives you the freedom to consider your future without feeling like you are constantly under pressure.