We are over a month into summer which also means that a bit of relaxation is in order. With all that has changed in the previous months, it is important to remember that taking a moment to pause can actually help you dive back into your work more focused than ever.
If you’re looking for ways to recharge and refresh, here are a few things we recommend.
Recharge: Switch up Your Scenery
After months of working from home or shifting your professional environment, a switch in your surroundings can help you take a mental break. There are ways now more than ever where getting away for the day or the weekend has been reimagined with safety and surroundings in mind. Take advantage of what your local area has to offer in terms of natural activities like hiking, national parks, or even just nature trails close to home. If you’re looking to venture a bit farther out of your comfort zone, consider looking for rental properties as opposed to hotels that offer a secluded escape to kick-start the adventure.
Refresh: Your Daily Routine
This one might seem counterintuitive, but we promise it’s worth it! While you’re hitting the reset button and taking a step back from your daily tasks, consider what causes burnout while in the office. Maybe your calendar has become overrun with different tasks and is no longer serving its purpose. If that’s the case, set aside some time to get yourself set up for success upon your return. Tools like Calendly can make scheduling calls and meetings more effective and adding detailing, like color coding, can help you decipher calls, client meetings, personal tasks, and much more. If you’re also looking to block off a moment during your day to quiet your thoughts, Insight Timer is a great way to disconnect with mini meditations and refocus. Find what works for you and your creativity and refresh your daily routine.
Refresh: Don’t Discount the Small Changes
If work is keeping you busy and there isn’t time for a getaway, there are still ways to bring joy to your daily work routine. Try making some fruit infused water to stay hydrated and bring a hint of summertime, switch up your playlist to new upbeat tunes to enjoy from your desk, or schedule some Friday activities to look forward to at the end of the week. Even the little things can help brighten your day and don’t forget to make some time to go and soak up whatever makes you feel rejuvenated.
From our team at Interior Talent to you, we hope you’re enjoying the start to your summer. Remember to look for joy in unexpected places and take some time to recharge and refresh. If that happens to lead you to a search for new opportunities, head on over to our Career Portal. We are wishing you great success this season!