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  • Writer's pictureDr. CK Bray

Unleashing Your Perfect Summer While Holding Down a Busy Job


Summer is on the way, and the fun is only beginning. The older I get, the faster summer comes and goes, so this year, I decided to ensure I get my fair share of summer fun. So let me share a few ways to provide a fun and rejuvenating summer.

For those immersed in the hustle and bustle of a busy job, summer is a precious time to recharge and make lasting memories. Although the demands of the professional world can sometimes make it feel like a distant dream, there are ways to have an incredible summer while excelling at your career. Balancing work and leisure is vital to achieving a fulfilling and rejuvenating break that energizes and prepares you for fall and all the holidays.

Second, prioritize taking time off. Even if a long vacation isn't feasible, consider shorter breaks or long weekends throughout the summer. By planning and communicating with your team, you can ensure a smooth workflow while enjoying well-deserved time away. In addition, disconnecting from work and immersing yourself in leisure activities like outdoor adventures, beach trips, or exploring new cities will provide a refreshing change of scenery and allow you to rejuvenate physically and mentally. Finally, try to take more than three days off. It takes at least two days to get into relaxation mode.

Third, engage in hobbies and pursue personal passions to maximize your summer. Whether it's joining a sports league, taking up a new hobby like painting or cooking, or dedicating time to self-improvement through reading or online courses, use this season to invest in your personal growth and well-being. Engaging in activities outside of the corporate world can bring a sense of fulfillment and balance. They might even provide valuable skills or perspectives to enhance your professional performance.

Finally, remember to nurture social connections during the summer months. Engage in networking events and social gatherings (think Bar-B-Que!), or even plan a company-sponsored outing to foster team camaraderie. Building strong relationships within and outside the workplace contributes to a positive work environment and supports career advancement. The summer is an opportune time to cultivate these connections, enjoy shared laughter, and build a support network that can benefit you professionally and personally.

Remember, a well-rounded life is a crucial ingredient for success, so go ahead and make the most of this summer; it will go fast!

 

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