Summer's about over, and the kids are going back to school. But you aren't ready to jump back into intensive work mode. Here are five ways to help you shift your perspective to welcoming the change in seasons and the faster pace at work.
- Do something that you've wanted to do during summer but didn't do. If you've wanted to go on a road trip, go to the beach, read a book, etc., do it now. Maybe time constraints now limit how long you can devote to your wish; do a smaller/shorter version of whatever it is that you've wanted to do. The key is to acknowledge your dream and enjoy what you can. You'll feel better that you got a taste of what you're after, and you'll have more ideas of how you can plan for an extended version later.
My friend David Wagner owns Juut Salonspas, a chain of beauty salons in Minnesota. He calls himself and his employees Day Makers. He says that they are not just cutting and styling hair or giving massages or other services, they are making each client's day. That is the attitude you can bring to your work, that you are helping your customers, and with that perspective you will definitely enjoy diving into work again!
"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do." -- Steve Jobs