What’s your favorite thing about summer? Between beach days, summer road trips, and backyard BBQs, it can be hard to pick just one thing — but for many people, being inside at work doesn’t quite make the list. Here at Quincy Mutual Group, we understand that productivity can lag during the summer months, and we want to help. Here are a few tips to keep in mind to maintain productivity, no matter how nice it is outside!
Start Your Day Right
Your morning routine sets the tone for the rest of the day, so make sure you’re setting yourself up for success. Try waking up early and giving yourself time for things like exercise, meditation or mindfulness activities, and a healthy breakfast. Don’t forget to start your day by drinking water — staying hydrated is especially important in the summer heat!
It’s hard to stay productive when you don’t know what you’re trying to accomplish. Set specific goals for what you want to achieve so that you’re constantly working towards something. And if things tend to slow down for you during the summer, make use of this downtime! Set smaller goals of things you want to get done while you have the time, like cleaning out your desk or organizing your files.
Reassess Your Schedule
For some people, summer schedules can differ from the rest of the year — maybe you have to account for your kids being out of school or maybe your office employs different summer hours. Regardless of the reason, take time to make a new schedule that will help you get things done while addressing any personal or professional changes or commitments.
Do you often feel like you don’t know where to start when you first get into the office? Eliminate decision making early in the morning by taking a few minutes to get organized at the end of your day. Sit down and think about everything you want to accomplish tomorrow and make a prioritized list of tasks. That way, when you get into the office you can just get started instead of figuring out what you should be doing.
Instead of trying to ignore the fact that it’s beautiful out, embrace it! Are there outdoor spaces at or around your office? Try having an outdoor meeting, enjoying lunch outside, or even taking a short walk during your lunch break. This can help you feel more energized to get through your afternoon!
Give Yourself A Break
We have vacation time for a reason. Not only do you earn it through your hard work everyday, a vacation can also help you feel recharged and ready to hit the ground running when you return to work. It doesn’t matter if you’re planning a lavish trip abroad or are just taking time for a staycation, making time for yourself is crucial to long-term happiness and success.
We hope these tips help you stay productive while enjoying all that New England offers in the summer! If you have more questions about protecting your business, we work with over 500 independent insurance agents who are ready to help. Visit our website to connect with a local agent near you: bit.ly/QuincyFindAgent.