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How to stay motivated at work in the summer months

How to stay motivated at work in the summer months

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Lewis Orr
Dec 28, 2021

How to stay motivated at work in the summer months

Summer has come. Boats and sand. Blue beaches, holidays. Is the last thing you want to do working in your office? You know many people enjoying themselves somewhere else. Read on for our best tips for regaining focus and maintaining motivation in the office for the remainder of the summer months.

 

1.    Move the office into summer

We are in a world where physical presence at work is more and more optional[1].We have greater capabilities: laptops, Zoom, instant messaging, group chats. Flexibility is good. Where convenient, explore the use of technology to enable remote work. The ability to work remotely can enable more time off. Less commute time equals more space in your routine for outdoor activities like going for a walk or enjoying the sunshine whilst we have the longer days. You can see more of summer without undermining your employment!

 

2.    Move summer into the office

This concept seems flawed. Certainly, brightening the workplace can go too far. It is not recommended to start wearing slack summer casual clothes, for instance. That could compromise your workplace mindset. However, it is suggested to lighten up the office décor during this season[2].  Window sunlight and summer colours generate positive emotion. Arguably, such elements could distract. But consider whether it is more motivating to work in a well-lit office space, or a dark closet which denies the season! Furthermore, natural sunlight contains blue light. Blue light regulates our biological clock, unlike artificial light, ensuring you can stay alert throughout the day and sleep better at night in naturally well lit spaces.

 

3.    Focus on your summer, not others’!

We do not wish to repress thoughts of summer. Yet it is not always good to experience summer through filtered, evergreen photos on social media. At least, not while working. Rather, take the time to imagine and organise your own trips. Those thoughts will serve to motivate you at work. Resist the mindless use of social apps in the office and get excited about your own plans instead!


[1] https://fortune.com/2015/03/26/3-things-millennials-want-in-a-career-hint-its-not-more-money/

[2] https://www.tinypulse.com/blog/8-tips-to-help-employees-stay-productive-during-summer

How to stay motivated at work in the summer months

December 28, 2021

How to stay motivated at work in the summer months

Summer has come. Boats and sand. Blue beaches, holidays. Is the last thing you want to do working in your office? You know many people enjoying themselves somewhere else. Read on for our best tips for regaining focus and maintaining motivation in the office for the remainder of the summer months.

 

1.    Move the office into summer

We are in a world where physical presence at work is more and more optional[1].We have greater capabilities: laptops, Zoom, instant messaging, group chats. Flexibility is good. Where convenient, explore the use of technology to enable remote work. The ability to work remotely can enable more time off. Less commute time equals more space in your routine for outdoor activities like going for a walk or enjoying the sunshine whilst we have the longer days. You can see more of summer without undermining your employment!

 

2.    Move summer into the office

This concept seems flawed. Certainly, brightening the workplace can go too far. It is not recommended to start wearing slack summer casual clothes, for instance. That could compromise your workplace mindset. However, it is suggested to lighten up the office décor during this season[2].  Window sunlight and summer colours generate positive emotion. Arguably, such elements could distract. But consider whether it is more motivating to work in a well-lit office space, or a dark closet which denies the season! Furthermore, natural sunlight contains blue light. Blue light regulates our biological clock, unlike artificial light, ensuring you can stay alert throughout the day and sleep better at night in naturally well lit spaces.

 

3.    Focus on your summer, not others’!

We do not wish to repress thoughts of summer. Yet it is not always good to experience summer through filtered, evergreen photos on social media. At least, not while working. Rather, take the time to imagine and organise your own trips. Those thoughts will serve to motivate you at work. Resist the mindless use of social apps in the office and get excited about your own plans instead!


[1] https://fortune.com/2015/03/26/3-things-millennials-want-in-a-career-hint-its-not-more-money/

[2] https://www.tinypulse.com/blog/8-tips-to-help-employees-stay-productive-during-summer