5 Amazing Tips to Stay Focused this Summer
Summer is finally here! This year in particular, it almost seemed like it would never come. Though it’s normal to feel tempted to hit the beach or spend time in the sun, it’s important to remember to stay focused this summer, as summer is the season of distractions. To get the most out of the next few months, you’ll have to balance working towards your goals while enjoying the warm summer days.
Here are a few tips to help you stay focused and maximize your productivity.
1. Remember your objectives
It’s very easy to get sidetracked in the summer. By setting yourself clear goals, like reading educational articles to learn video editing or music creation software before fall rolls around, and then, of course, striving to meet those goals, you ensure that you can have a productive summer while still enjoying yourself. All you need is a little bit of time each day, and making sure you respect that time commitment. That’s it! If it helps you focus, try putting up a reminder with your objective written on it somewhere in your workspace, to keep in mind that it’s important to you.
Meditating in the morning, or before tackling a task, can be a great way to increase your attention span. If you find yourself distracted by the warm weather or noise coming from outside, try meditation to regain your focus. In the long run, you’ll get more done. Moreover, if your workspace at home isn’t getting the job done, try consulting your school news or college directory to see if your school’s library is open during the summer. The library is calm, comfortable and, best of all, cool.
3. Stay hydrated
If you get too hot, you’ll experience dehydration and possibly even overheating. Stay calm and keep your body cool. To stay alert and healthy, drink plenty of water. If you normally drink coffee while working, you should know that coffee can have dehydrating effects, which is why it’s important to restore the water in your system. Fresh vegetables and fruits can also help you keep your cool, and they won’t make you feel heavy the way meat or protein-heavy food would. Lastly, remember to open windows and use fans! By continuously circulating air, fans greatly reduce the dampness of heat, making your workspace much more tolerable.
4. Go outside during the day
Staying productive in the summer doesn’t main chaining yourself to your workspace! In fact, going outside for a walk, or even taking your laptop with you to a nice, quiet outdoors area can be tremendously beneficial for your morale. You can find many strategies to incorporate the great outdoors into your day, such as planning to go on a walk for a break in advance, to maximize both your time indoors and your time outdoors. If you’re working on a collaborative project and need to meet with your partner, you can ask that person to meet you somewhere outdoors, such as a café or a restaurant, to give you an opportunity to enjoy the sun.
OK, that’s only 4 tips, isn’t it? Add your comment below to suggest what the 5th one should be!