Staying energized in the summer

5 Jul

It’s more challenging to stay energized at work in the summer — especially during those days when you don’t need a jacket, it’s sunny and there are boats out on the lake. Throw in seeing a kid eating ice cream, and all I want to do is go join him in some cookie dough.Image

So how do you find motivation when all you want to do is go outside and play? The easy answer is to create small changes at work that revitalize your daily routine.

  1. Develop new goals. If you’ve been riding the same old wave day after day, think about what you can do for yourself professionally to reach for something new. Is there a certification you’ve always wanted? Is there a new skill that you see helping you in your work?
  2. Volunteer for a committee. From the annual holiday party to planning basic policies, your employer might have opportunities for you to step outside your comfort zone and try something new.
  3. Switch up your daily task schedule. If you normally do something every morning, swap it with something you typically do in the afternoon.
  4. Clean your desk. A clean desk means fewer distractions, allowing you to focus.
  5. Take a random vacation day. If you have some time to spare, take a Tuesday or Wednesday off. It may just be the re-energizing you need.
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