5 Tips To Making The Most Of Your Summer


Here are 5 ways you can make the most of your summer (even when you have to spend most of the day inside the office!)


1. Bring summer into the office

Can’t get outside during the day to enjoy the summer months? Try bringing the season inside. Craving that summer ice-cream, go to the shops and bring one back for everyone. Open your window, turn on a fan, take off your shoes and wiggle your toes! If you can bring a taste of the warm weather inside, it might just keep you from yearning for the outdoors.


2. Make the most of your lunch hour

 Another way to cope with summer fever is to schedule some time outside during your work day. Make the most of the good weather by making your lunch and having it in a nearby park and perhaps take a stroll afterwards. Or find a cafe with outdoor seating and enjoy the sunshine for a few minutes. Getting that break during the middle of your day will be sure to help you make it through the rest of the afternoon.


3. Look into flex time

Some companies allow employees to be a little more flexible with their work schedules during the summer months. See if your company will consider a flexible arrangement. This could mean working longer Monday through Thursday in order to leave early on Friday afternoon, or coming in earlier so you can leave earlier to enjoy the extended daylight. If you can demonstrate that you will still get your work done, your company should be able to see the benefit of this flexibility.


4. Plan a Vacation

 Even if you’re very busy and can’t really afford to take a holiday, commit to using at least part of your leave time during the summer. If you don’t have enough money to take a week-long vacation, take a three- or four-day weekend getaway. Hotel prices in Ireland are after declining significantly over recent years so no better time to take a road trip and see some of the sights of Ireland. Once you have plans made you’ll be more motivated to work hard knowing you’ve something to look forward to.


5. Make the Most of Your Time Off

If you can’t take time off, at least make sure you take advantage of your weekends. Get your projects done during the week so you can have a good rest on Saturday and Sunday. That means leaving your laptop at the office and leaving the e-mail and voice mail until Monday. The most important thing is to treat yourself to a real break in order to recharge your batteries. Seize the opportunity to make the most of the good weather and get outside, go hiking, biking, walking…. whatever tickles your fancy. Making the most of your weekend will make it easier to focus when you return to the office on Monday.

Posted by Recruitment Consultant, Sigmar on 30 November 2017

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