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The sun is shining, the temperatures are high and you are stuck at your desk inside wishing you were out in the warm air at the pool. Summer blues can cause your work productivity to decrease, making it important to beat the work summer blues.

Below are some useful tips to help you manage your summertime blues and continue to be successful throughout the entire season:

  • Take a break outside. Whether it’s a short walk around your office or your entire lunch break, taking your breaks outside gives you a refreshing boost to help you stay positive throughout the day.
  • If you have paid time off, use it. Summertime is the perfect time to take trips or use your vacation time, especially if you have children who are out of school. However, plan accordingly with your team to ensure that there are no conflicts.
  • Wear bright and summery outfits. Put a splash of color in your day with summery outfits. Just be sure to adhere to your company’s dress code policy.
  • Plan after work meetings with friends. Have something to look forward to by making plans with friends to meet after work. Enjoy after work specials at local restaurants on the open air patio and take advantage of summer’s later sunsets.

Summer is most people’s favorite season, making working indoors extremely difficult. Do yourself a favor by following the above tips to beat the summertime workplace blues.