With the long weekends approaching and summer vacation season about to kick into full gear, it’s probably a good idea to review some previous posts for some timely tips!
Taking time off work can be very stressful both before and upon return. In this age of always being connected, it is even more important for your health and well being to disconnect while on vacation, no matter how long or short it is! There are some pretty easy vacation preparation things you can do to reduce your stress. A little bit of anticipation, planning, and learning from the past goes a long way.
Whether you are on vacation or not, everyone must have the proper balance between work and life. Finding it is a real challenge that so many people struggle with. So what is this work-life balance thing anyway? Is it real, or just a myth? This article discusses two analogies to describe work-life balance. Having the right mindset and expectation helps you find a sweet spot to get you through the twists and turns that life will surely send your way. With these 10 steps to improve your work-life balance you can get closer to a healthier and happier place in life!
During the summer months when your co-workers are taking time off, or you are taking time off, it is very easy to get out of your routines. This is likely when you need these routines the most! This post on personal planning discusses 6 key steps to getting and staying organized on your priorities. Even if you are familiar with them, review them again and do an inventory to ensure you haven’t mistakenly dropped some! When you are picking up the slack for others that are away, or playing catch up when you return, managing your time effectively is key to treading water.
Is email easier in the summer months? Maybe, but not very likely! There are some very helpful built in tools within Outlook and several email apps that can assist you with staying on top of your email. It is surprising how few people use them and often enough aren’t even aware of them. You may be a quick and easy mouse click away from some much needed help! After it was first published, this second post on the @5 Essential email folders. received positive feedback from several who tried these tips. If you aren’t aware of what the @5 are, check it out!
The summer is never as long as we would like. Even if you’ve read them before, check out these posts sooner vs later to ensure you have the best and most relaxing summer you can have! Enjoy…. the summer!
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