4 Ways to Stay Motivated During the Summer

Day-dreaming of your next vacation? Surfing the web for trendy swimsuits at your desk? Glancing at the clock all too often? As fun as the summer season can be, it can also be a big distraction while at work. It can be a challenge to stay focused when all of your friends and colleagues are enjoying summer vacations and going on exciting trips. Power through the dog days of summer and stay motivated by following these easy tips.

  1. Make a list. At the end of each day, write down the list of things you need to get done the next day. Try to complete as many as you can and add whatever you couldn’t finish to the next day’s to-do list. This will help you concentrate on priority tasks and stay on top of projects.
  2. Jump start your day. If you can manage it, head into the office an hour or two earlier so you can leave earlier. This will allow you to spend more time with friends and family after work and enjoy those warm summer evenings and extra hours of daylight.
  3. Don’t forget the fun. Plan out fun summer activities such as splashing around in the neighborhood pool, taking a weekend trip to the beach or going on a nature hike. Whatever it may be, you’ll enjoy your time outside having fun and have something to look forward to during the workweek.
  4. Ditch the distractions. If you’re tired of seeing pictures from your friends’ vacations, sign out of your social media accounts during working hours. If you keep finding yourself zoning out or day-dreaming, stand up and take a quick break to clear your head so you can refocus and come back ready to tackle the work ahead.