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How To Motivate Yourself During Summer

If only you could snap your fingers and instantly become more motivated — especially during these wonderful late spring and early summer days when the sun appear to be calling your name!
For those of you having difficulties staying on task when the weather is perfect, you’re not alone.

Here are a few ways to make sure you keep the work going during the summer:

Change your working hours.

Want to leave work at noon on Friday, or take a break on Fridays to have an extra-long weekend fully, or do you prefer working extra hours during the week? Knowing you will have that additional time to enjoy the summer can help keep you motivated even at the hottest times.

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Throw on your “thinking shoes” and get outside.

There’s no reason you need to be stuck inside the office strapped to your chair. Take your laptop outdoors or arrange walking meetings. A small amount of fresh air can give you a motivation increase. Walking meetings are ideal for one-on-one or small group discussions. One Stanford University study found walking meetings would increase creativity by an average of 60 percent.
Moreover, walking meetings are great practice by helping to fight sitting disease. A University of Essex study found peoples’ sense of well-being was improved by as little as five minutes of outdoors exercise.
Walking while on a meeting call can even lead to better communication, as walking increases blood flow to your brain, helping you to communicate ideas more freely.

Plan Sunshine Breaks.

Being stuck in the office during a beautiful summer day is enough to keep most people upset. Instead of being stuck under the fluorescent lights, plan time to get outside and get some sunshine. Breaks should be taken during the day — if you work for eight hours straight, you’re going to be burnt out by the end of the day. A mid-morning walk can help refresh you for the rest of the day. You can even schedule a little picnic and take your lunch break in a park. Just be sure to put on plenty of sunblock before going out in the sun!

Stay Hydrated.

As appealing as an iced coffee might be with the summer heat, you should change your caffeinated beverage for a healthier option. Drinking water is a perfectly healthy habit to have. It’s always important to drink a lot of water, but staying hydrated in the summer can help boost your motivation. When you drink more water, toxins are flushed out from your body, and you have increased energy for the day ahead of you. As your body’s natural reaction is to sweat when it’s hot, it’s especially important for you to drink enough water throughout the summer months.

Set Up Goals.

If you get distracted easily or find yourself longing for the beach instead, set up a list where you mention everything you have to achieve for the day. Underline important tasks that have to be done, like doing a time tracking tutorial for your office’s new system or completing a report for your boss. Prioritize these tasks and schedule a time frame for every task. It’s much easier to stay motivated if you have a scheduled task ahead of time.

Dress with love.

The outfit you wear can make a big difference about the way you behave and feel. If you’re dressed in t-shirt and shorts, you’ll feel like you’re ready for a picnic outside. While dress codes are different from office to office, business casual is always an option to wear at work. You should still wear clothing appropriate for summer — light materials and brighter colors are fine in the office — but keep a sense of professionalism to your look. If your outfit makes you feel like a professional, you’ll be more motivated to concentrate on your work instead of your weekend plans outside.

Concentrate On Task and Keep Your Focus.

Work doesn’t stop merely because it’s summer. You can still have a productive day regardless of the beautiful weather. Maintain your concentration on the work you need to accomplish and take breaks as needed. As long as you stay focused, you can stay motivated during the hot summer months.

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Broaden Your Borders.

A great way to spice up a job search is to take a break and search for a new breath of culture!
Whether it’s tasting Chinese cuisine, reading up on Middle Eastern Music or saturated yourself with European Art, experiencing something fresh might help you open up a new perspective.

Opening up your mind to new ideas and trying your best to discover people with backgrounds different than your own can be effective in a job search, and in your future career. How many times do employees run into language barriers or confuse social cues simply because of a culture difference? Studying a new background advances communication skills, creates new ways of thinking and becomes an entertaining way to improve your empathetic skills.

Become One with Yourself.

No one’s prioritized hobbies include scrolling through job boards without a goal, mastering interviews, idealizing your resume, and always having your professional face on. Do yourself a favor and take some time to concentrate on a favorite hobby that can simplify some of the stress. Summer is the ideal time to take up an outside activity such as running, meditating or anything else. Whatever your option of activity may be, be sure to set tasks for yourself as well, because this experience can prepare you for the job and a future career. Hobbies let us enjoy ourselves and accomplish little goals at the same time without even understanding it!

Stay Social.

In order to maintain a good balance between hours spent on a job and sparing time for outside contacts, try joining a group! If you’re interested in sports, try a running club for example.

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