After a difficult winter and spring, summer is finally here. Now is the time for barbeques, swimming pools and amusement parks. However, if you are already busy with your business, you may wonder how to fit all of this summer fun into your hectic schedule.
Here are 3 quick tips that may help:
1. Summer hours. Many people have summer hours at their work, so as a business owner, why shouldn't you? There are some perks to being the boss, aren't there? Even if you work a little later during the week and finish your Fridays at 2pm, that still gives you a jumpstart on those amazing summer weekends. Just make sure that your clients are aware of your summer hours so that they know what to expect.
2. Family days. When the summer starts, we all have lots of amazing plans: we'll go to the zoo, we'll take a ferry ride, we'll go on a camping trip, and we'll go berry picking. However, it's easy for the days and weeks to slip by and to find that it's the end of August and you haven't even started your adventures. When you're a busy person, you need to actually write those special summer days into your schedule to ensure that you will make time for them.
3. Business Goals for Summer. Let's face it; summer is a laid back time of year. It can be difficult to stay inside and focus on your work when the weather is so beautiful. The problem is that after a few weeks of taking it easy, you can lose the momentum that you've worked so hard to build up throughout the year. Protect yourself against the summer slump by setting clear goals.
Summer can be the best time of year, but all those summer distractions can really do a number on your work routine. However, with careful planning it is possible to successfully maintain a healthy work/life balance. The key is to establish a predictable schedule that allows you and your family to take advantage of summer activities while still giving you time to complete the work that you need to get done.
After a productive workday, don't forget to take advantage of this beautiful weather and go for an evening walk. Summer is way too short; you need to make the most of it.
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