Skip Nav
Self Improvement
44 Quote Tattoos That Will Change Your Life
Oscars
A Breakdown of the Oscars Gift Bag Worth Over $200,000 — You Won't Believe What's Inside
Consumerism
51 Affordable Valentine's Day Gifts For Any Type of Guy

Improve Your Mood in the Office

Beat the Summer Slump With These 6 Tips

The sweltering Summer heat can make it difficult to concentrate on work. If you're itching to get out of your cubicle to lounge by the poolside, we've got these suggestions for you to stay productive at work while making the most of Summer.

  1. Decorate your desk: Personalize your desk with a Summer theme. Keep a potted plant or fresh flowers at your desk. Frame a few of your favorite Summer memories to perk up your mood.
  2. Listen to a Summer-themed playlist: Create your own upbeat playlist, or check out Pandora Summer playlists. I'm loving Pandora's "Summer Hits From the 90s" that includes hits from Tag Team, Blues Traveler, and Vertical Horizon. There's nothing like nostalgic tunes from the Summers of your youth to bring back happy memories.

Read on for more tips on beating the Summer slump.

  1. Eat fresh fruit (especially tropical): Summer fruits are ripe and plentiful, and you should pack diced mango, pineapple, and papaya. Hydrate with a Banana-Mango Smoothie, add citrus and mint to your iced tea, or mix lemonade with sparkling water.
  2. Get your daily dose of Vitamin B: Lethargy, poor concentration, and depression could be signs of a Vitamin B deficiency. Be sure to get a well balanced diet of whole grains, lean meats and legumes, and vegetables. Pack a healthy lunch that hits those targets. Your brain will thank you with higher productivity.
  3. Take an afternoon walk: Many people experience an afternoon slump around 2-3 p.m. Replace the second (or third) cup of coffee for a quick walk around the block. Fresh air and a dose of Vitamin D will help tackle the sluggishness.
  4. Make the most of daylight savings: Try working out in the morning when it's light outside and cooler. It will give you an energy boost for the rest of the day. Also, since the sun doesn't set until 8 p.m., you have plenty of time after work to kick back by the pool or BBQ. Plan something outdoors with your friends and family after work rather than collapse on the couch when you get home.
Image Source: Thinkstock
Around The Web
An inside look at the historic career of 'unlikely ballerina' Misty Copeland, who went from 'pretty much homeless' to dance supe
Vegetable Noodles Recipes
Tips For Using LinkedIn
The Best Avocado Toast Recipes
Lazy Habits to Kick
Carry On Packing Tips
Can I Lie to the Interviewer?

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

Join The Conversation
Latest Career & Money
X