5 ways the Summer makes you more productive
So it’s the Summer. School’s out for how many weeks?! You’ve got all the usual daily stuff to do (except the school run, hurray!) and children to entertain or at the very least keep alive and stop from getting bored. It sounds like a mess but here are 5 ways that Summer makes you more productive. Yes, really!
Firstly the days are longer which means there’s more light
Sarah from Digital Motherhood says “The sun motivates me! I find it much easier to get up earlier when the mornings are lovely and bright, and if it’s sunny I’m much happier and less lethargic and lazy. Sometimes I think I’m solar powered”
And more light generally makes us more awake and that means more energy
(at least for a little while. Maybe.)
Victoria at Lylia Rose says “Early light mornings mean I’m super productive in the morning, before the kids get up and thanks to the light. I’d definitely struggle getting up at 6am or earlier in the winter, but in the summer it’s not so hard. I find I’m at my most motivated first thing and get a lot more done than in the day time or evening.
Another advantage of more daylight, says Lyndsey from Me him the dog and a baby is “There is more daylight later in the evening so I actually feel like working until later in the day.
Juggling means that I’m much more focussed with my blog and everything really.
When I sit at my desk, I zone in, get stuff done and then I can zone out again for a little while.
“Being a mummy of 5, a childminder and a blogger I know my time is more limited during the summer holidays.” says Claire from thismummyrocks. “I seem to plan out my time more efficiently so I get more free time to spend with my family or self care. Plus the days are longer so I can fit in an extra hour here and there.
In between the focussed moments, I spend time outside
Time with our 8yo playing games, reading a book and just zoning out. I find this brilliant for getting the creative juices flowing and brainstorming.
Jen from Just Average Jen says “I have more of a day to day plan without having to fit in the school run. Mummy friends aren’t as free for coffee so I have more time at home too!”
Jen from MyMummyesPennies says she feels more motivated “during the summer holidays I get to spend more time with my children so what I’m working so hard for is really tangible.
And Becky from A Beautiful Space says “Sunshine makes me happy and feels more energised and this is why I am more productive in the summer ( plus I’m not constantly driving kids to activities!)
The long Summer break makes me reflective and I find myself reassessing my goals which, you guessed it! Makes me more productive!
What makes you more productive in the Summer? I’d love to know. Please comment or tweet me @AllSortsHere. Thanks.