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Summer can be a good time of year for recharging your batteries, but it can also be a tricky time for getting things done. With many people away on holiday, trying to schedule meetings is like herding cats. In terms of work productivity, how do you feel about summer being over?
During these glorious warm summer months, and long days of light, it is a pleasure to take time away from the office and unwind. But for most of us, we can’t take the whole summer off. There are only so many vacation days.
When things are quiet in the business world, summer can be a good time of year for catching up on unfinished projects but it can also be a tricky time for getting things done. With many people away on holiday, trying to schedule meetings is like herding cats. Productivity in the office can really slow down. Check out this infographic from Grasshopper for more insights.
The choices we make regarding our daily routines can define our state of mind and focus for the rest of the day. Why not get a jump-start on our day by focusing on daily rituals that will provide us with balance, improved health, focus and self-discipline.
Do you sometimes find yourself with nothing to do at work? Summer is here, and depending on your industry, things can slow down at the office. Here are some tips on how you can use that quiet time at the office more effectively:
Have you made any resolutions for 2014? Have you broken them already? We tend to balk at the idea of resolutions, as too often, we break them. A more successful approach would be to set specific goals with a specific timeline.
My husband loves long distance running. Many years ago, he was a keen triathlete, and competed in an Ironman. His favourite part of the race is always running. He wants to qualify for the Boston Marathon, so he is starting to train again, this time seriously, so that he can run in a qualifying marathon in May. He has a training buddy to keep him accountable, and they are following a specific training schedule.
Goal attainment is achievable when there is a specific deadline, accountability, and particular steps that will lead you towards your goal. Having a time-bound goal, in my husband’s case of May 4th, 2014 is a good example of a specific deadline. It isn’t as arbitrary as, say, the year 2014.
So let’s put aside the idea of making resolutions that we know we will break, and instead, think of a goal we want to achieve.