How to be productive in the summer and slow down
Work and play in your day
Get up early and get 4-5 hours under your belt and then you have the rest of the day for summer adventures. Or have a lie in and rest, go our for the day and then work for 4 hours in the evening.
It depends on how you prefer to work and when you feel more productive, everyone is different! What really works though is setting aside blocks of time rather than doing bits and bobs over the day. It’s amazing how much you get done if you stay focussed and have a timer on with a start and finish to your work time. Then you can enjoy your play time, guilt free, knowing you’ve ticked everything off your ‘to do’ list and if you haven’t transferred it over to tomorrow!
Learn a new skill
Summer is the perfect opportunity to add to your toolbox of skills and expertise. Maybe you’ve been wondering about how to use Pinterest effectively for your business, how to put how-to videos on YouTube, or how to boost your website’s Google ranking. Pick one topic to focus on. Find an online course, or a training webinar and get stuck in.
Our online course ‘GROW YOUR CREATIVE BUSINESS WITH PINTEREST’ is only £69.
Update your website
A crucial aspect of your business is making sure that you have a stylisg up-to-date website that matches your social nedia channels. This can get overlooked during the chaos of getting orders out or completing other tasks that seem more urgent. The summer can be an excellent opportunity to look over your website page by page to see what needs to be updated or refreshed. Maybe it’s just a matter of adding some recent photos, or maybe your product descriptions need to be updated. You may also have time to focus on a redesign or structure change if you’ve been thinking of one.
Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
Summer can be a time to get creative and bold. Discover new inspiration this summer. Visit a woodland, park, beach, town you’ve never been to before, go to a festival you’d never consider going to. You never know where your next great idea will come from, so look anywhere and everywhere this summer for inspiration. Here are some suggestions from the National Trust: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/whats-on
Wishing you a wonderful, well-spent summer making memories.