Sometimes it’s hard to stay motivated and focused on the job, but
there are ways to get back into the swing of things.
According to Rhonda Williams, Executive Life Strategist and founder of Dream Life Enterprises, Inc., you have to switch gears. “In order to begin transitioning it?s important to start with a mental transition,” she says. You can do so through visualization. “Do this by mentally restructuring your approach to each day.? Secondly, identify a couple of things to be accomplished in the next 3-4 weeks. This will help you maintain your focus.”
Sometimes seasonal changes can affect your productivity. In the summer months, people may not be as focused on work as they are during other seasons. But this doesn’t have to be so. “There are certain times of the year that seem to bring about a surface happiness. The summer is one of those times. The sun is shining brightly, it’s warm, vacations are coming and there is a sense of freedom as people are able to stay outdoors for extended periods of time. The translation is often a more relaxed approach to most things, including work,” notes Williams.
But you don’t have to let the seasons rule your work productivity. You can maintain it year-round. You may just need to drop some bad work habits. “One of the biggest habits to try to leave behind is drifting…drifting causes you to lose focus of the moment.” So stop thinking about vacation, or holiday shopping, the upcoming Thanksgiving gathering, or New Year’s celebrations, and keep your mind focused on your job. ‘You want to hold yourself accountable to an increased focus leading to a productive season ahead,” explains Williams.