Summer is here. The days are longer and there's more distractions than any other time of the year. Maintaining your focus at work is more challenging than ever. So what can we do to make sure we're still getting everything we need to do done?
In the Kiwi spirit of productivity, this blog post will outline several ways to bring your A-game to the workplace this summer.
Mix up your routine.
Giving in to temptation once in while by mixing things up once in a while. While routines can be comforting, they can also generate boredom. Proactively find ways to break up your monotonous winter regimen with some energizing and inspiring summer activities. Make the effort to try something new every day. Forced to perform an unfamiliar activity, your brain will “wake up” and you’ll reset your focus. Sit in a different spot for lunch; take a different route to the office; don’t answer all your emails at the beginning of the day, use the Focus Filter to choose the important ones.
Start your day on a positive note.
The best way to be productive throughout the day is to get up and start moving. Further, be sure to get a good night's sleep. Research suggests that working adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep per night. Anything less will affect productivity the following day. Use the #Kiwi Zen switch to unplug when it’s time to go home—you can unwind without workplace stress.
Do something that makes you happy.
If being outside is your thing, go for it. Mix the outdoors into your daily routine where ever and whenever you can. Take a walk during your coffee break, eat lunch outside, or take your laptop and work outside for a bit. And don't forget to enjoy everyday pleasures like taking your dog for an extended walk in the park. These small treats not only give you some fresh air, but are proven to increase happiness, and in turn, increase office productivity. Happy people make better coworkers.
Summer is short, but with Kiwi here to help we think you can find ways balance both work and enjoying the season. We love productivity and believe that little methods like these make all the difference.