Work Productivity Tips for the Fall Season
Learn methods to ease back into a routine following summer breaks
We made it through the first week after the summer and Labor Day holidays—or perhaps you and your staff barely made it.
If you’re having trouble getting back into the swing of the workday following a more carefree and less structured summer, you’re not alone. CNN reports the condition is known informally as the back to work blues or the holiday blues. Fortunately there is a cure to this malady. Follow these tips to guarantee a happy and productive fall work season:
- Don’t feel sorry for yourself and dwell on the fact that summer is over. Make peace with the reality that it’s time to go back to work and realize summer will come again.
- Ease back into work. Now is not the time to tackle the largest, most complicated project, if you can avoid it. Start with smaller projects and enjoy the feeling of accomplishment in completing these tasks. Before you know it, you’ll be motivated to handle the large jobs.
- Add some variety into your career. If you’ve been thinking about taking some classes to improve your skills, or seeking a promotion, now is the time to do it. Even if you’re not considering big changes, something as simple as shuffling your daily work routine or adjusting your work habits can inspire you.
- People who feel down tend to withdraw from others. Instead, connect with your coworkers, joining them at breaks and seeking their advice and support during the workday.
- Plan another vacation, even a mini one, so you have something to look forward to.
Learn more tips to remain happy and productive when work seems like a grind, such as getting enough sleep before your workday, eating well and exercising to stay healthy, and valuing accomplishment over activity.