How to stay productive in the summer

  • Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2011 12:01 a.m.
    UPDATED: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 12:21 a.m.

How can you stay productive and focused at a desk job during the summer?
Facebook friends give their best solutions to beating the summer slump.
Robert A. Jones: Children. Lots and lots of children. Nothing like 150 3-to-5-year olds for one program to keep you on your toes.
Mike Jones: I took our 22-year-old small company truck (no A/C) on a road trip to pick up some yarn and deliver it to one of our suppliers in S.C.
Ordinarily, we just use a common carrier. Still, it saved some money and gave me a chance to roll the windows down and get out and see a good bit of the countryside.
Very refreshing and a pleasant reminder of how blessed we are to be able to go and travel so freely.
Joanie Morris Reeder: When I worked in Elizabeth City, Iíd go in early (really early, like 6-7 a.m.) take a short lunch and leave at 3 p.m. It was the only way I survived working at the beach during the summer.
Jayne Laird Morris: Look at the big picture. If you were at the pool or the beach each day, then it wouldnít be so exciting. Quoting Dave Mathews, ďItís the space between that keeps us coming back for more!Ē
Katie Massimini: Here in New Orleans, skipping out for a few minutes to enjoy a snoball helps.
(Editorís note: This tip works equally well at Frost Bites in downtown Salisbury.)
Chad Jacobsen: Itís easy. Make sure your office window is facing a nice beach or picturesque Lake Kampeska.
Emily McNeil: I once made a picture-window type photo frame for a friend with a single print of an ocean scene. She didnít have any windows on her office, so this makeshift window gave her a nice liíl view.
Kirstin Wells: Throw on a pair of shorts at lunch and jog down to Lake Michigan, watch the happy boaters having their cocktails at noon and think, if I jumped in this clear blue water right now I wouldnít have to go back to work!
Susanna Barinowski Hollingsworth: Michael rides his bike home for lunch. Me? I take a liquid nap: iced coffee!
Marc Hoffman: Deadlines.

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