It’s summer already! A season everyone loves. The weather, the sun, there is no school, no classes, and your mind is on vacations, where distractions can limit your productivity and get you stressed.
However, hopes are not lost! Here are some tips that will help you boost your motivation to get your work done during the summer.
PLAN YOUR DAY
Did you know that we have a range of 16 productive hours per day? That’s plenty of time to make the best out of it! So don’t let your daily tasks get in the way of enjoying your summer and use a little planning instead:
- Map your day, think of some of the ordinary everyday things you do,
- Program the bigger tasks and delete the stuff that is informational or not essential.
- Create a regular timetable to keep your mind organized.
“Also take time to schedule your summer activities that are important to you so that you can plan your work around them.” adds Al Coleman, Jr., author of Secrets to Success: The Definitive Career Development Guide for New and First Generation Professionals…
Besides this, if you have planned to leave your work a few hours early one day, then stay later the day before or if you want to get a longer lunch, arrive earlier to work that morning.
BEING FLEXIBLE DURING SUMMER IS A WIN-WIN
If you have spent the last months of your life going to the same place at the same time, try asking your boss to let you work home office for a while. You can also propose creating a workspace outdoors that the rest of the team can benefit from, at least once or twice a week.
Small changes can give you big results.
MAKE PLANS FOR YOUR CHILDREN
According to AmericanProgress.org, “women now make up half of all workers in the United States, with nearly 4 in 10 homes having a mom that is also a working mother.” Being a full-time working mother can lead to feelings of guilt and stress because of divided attention between work and family and it’s going to increase if your children are off from school and require more attention from you.
Fortunately, the key is to focus on a plan, get organized, and find the right balance between work and family time. Try to make arrangements for your kids or sing them up in a daycare or summer camp.
IF THERE’S NO WORK, FIND SOME.
In your day planning, if you’re not fruitful simply because things around the office are sluggish, use the time to create upcoming projects or update the backlog. Summer is not a season for slack off, it’s time to boost your productivity and enjoy the weather.