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Ways to Beat The Summer Office Slump

June 27, 2017

Summer is officially here! With the sun shining and the weather warming up, your office productivity can often decrease. Being stuck inside isn’t always ideal, but instead of daydreaming about being at the beach, there are many things you can do to increase productivity and focus. So here’s how you can beat the summer office slump:

Create Your Perfect Work Environment.

A clean and comfortable office can help you forget about the outdoors and focus on the task at hand. An office that is too cold or too hot can lead to distraction. The perfect temperature for everyone usually exists between 68 and 76 degrees Fahrenheit. Another big distraction — clutter! A well-organized office is known to increase creativity and focus. So clear off your desk and fill up the filing cabinets!

Don’t Forget Me Time.

To stop spending your workdays daydreaming about your toes in the sand, be sure to enjoy your summer during nonworking hours.  Whether it’s a weekend getaway, a sports game, or a day at the beach, finding the time to do what you love will help you recharge, leaving you ready and able to get back to work. While you’re enjoying your “me time,” don’t forget to set some future goals. Focusing on the day-to-day without a plan can become mundane and boring. Knowing what you’re working towards will allow your mind to concentrate on the steps you must take to get there.

Stay Active.

Exercise can do a world of wonders for your mental and physical health. If your office has a gym, try a quick workout before you start your day. Physical activity can increase your focus and lead to a productive day. And don’t forget to pay attention to how long you’re sitting. Try and stretch your legs every hour or so. Whether it’s to grab a glass of water or just to take a quick walk around the office, any movement can help keep you motivated. Crunched for time? Swap your desk chair out for an exercise ball! You’ll get work and a workout done at once!

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