Every year the same thing happens, summer comes, School Holidays begin, your Facebook and Instagram feed gets full of all your so-called friend at glorious beaches, pools, exotic locations, boats and god knows where else. And where are you? Sitting at the office looking at your backlog and fighting to get everything done and struggling to avoid a strong feeling of fatigue.
It doesn’t have to be a nightmare nor does it has to make you sad, feeling alone and the only one in the world not having a glorious time. Most of us don’t get to have such a luxurious holiday and some of the week days post feed ware, in fact, taken during the weekend just to make your “friends” jealous.
Suggestion nº1 – Take a break from social media! Read a book instead. Especially if you can do it at a nice café in the sun.
If you spot someone on your team with the summer blues give them a hand!
Suggestion nº2 – Go and avoid the ant bites while you have lunch outdoors on a fabulous green lawn. BTW don’t forget to take lots of sunscreen with you. The UVs are killers.
If you look around on the internet you are sure to find great Ideas to “enjoy the summer when you’re trapped in the office” such as:
“Make fruit-infused water” – It might not get you out of the office and into the sun, but you’ll surely get hydrated. Something that is very important if you are trying to get out on time while finishing your tasks and avoiding Fatigue or Burnout.
“Brighten your Desk” – The work will be the same, the light the same, the UV protection also and thankfully no bugs or ants to bite you at your nice and colorful desk.
“Get outside every day” – Do try to have some fresh air every day. Jokes aside, if you work from home it can be quite easy to stay at home and get everything delivered. This is great on a cold and rainy winter day, but on a warm summer day, it is a must! Just go for a short walk, get some vitamin D. “The sunshine vitamin may protect against a host of diseases, including osteoporosis, heart disease, and cancers of the breast, prostate, and colon. What's more, sunlight has other hidden benefits—like protecting against depression, insomnia, and an overactive immune system.”
“Bring popsicles for your office” – Great idea! Everyone will be extra happy to get nice sticky colored popsicle drops on their desk! If you do try to do this:
Suggestion nº3 – Get extra tissues… people will use them.
Summer is here, we can make a short change in our bad habits or take the opportunity to change our lives one small thing at a time. Trying to finish early to enjoy the sunlight, do outdoor exercise, change the commute, play daily outdoor with your kids or just change the way you think about managing your stress, fatigue and will to change your life.
Someone once said: “Change the way you think and change your life”!
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