It’s August, and we’re officially in the “dog days of summer.” But even though the temperatures are rising, it doesn’t necessarily mean our productivity levels are, too.
Experts call this the summer slump, and if you’re going through this, you’re not alone. So, what can you do to combat this feeling of “meh”? We’re here to help you out with some pointers:
Change Up Your Daily Routine
If the monotony is getting to you, consider switching up your environment. If you work from home, venture outside of your house and into a new coffee shop. If you work in an office, try taking your meetings outside. Sometimes changing your surroundings can give you that “refresh” you’re looking for.
Take a Splurge Day
Take the day off – and resist looking at those emails – to unplug. Maybe it’s sleeping in a few extra hours or laying out by the pool. Whatever it is, do what your body needs to recharge. By taking a mental break from the office, you’ll come back feeling rejuvenated and re-energized.
Use Your Time Wisely
When work is slow, dedicate that extra time to improve other work-related skills. Get caught up on news relevant to your job/industry or take a writing or foreign language class. The summer is also a great chance to strengthen relationships with other team members who also may be feeling the summer slump at work.
Upgrade Your Lunch Break
Get your team out of the office and reward each other with a midday event. Go bowling, enjoy a picnic or schedule a team-building cooking class. This will give each of you something to look forward to during the week, as well as provide the opportunity to bond and have fun with other team members.
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