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How to Get Back in the Swing of Things After Busy Season

Busy season has come to an end. Celebrations are over, vacations have been had, and it’s time to get back into the swing of things. Whether you’re in need of motivation, or are just looking for some healthy habits to add to your work life, here are some tips to help you get back to business. 

1. Organize your Desk

Want a rush of instant motivation?  Try organizing your desk. 

  • Throw away unnecessary items (candy wrappers: we’re looking at you)
  • Disinfect your desk surface
  • Replace only essentials to the prime real estate of your desktop
  • Take home old items such as lunch boxes, coffee mugs, etc.

We don’t mean to make you feel bad if your desk is… uh… sticky.  But we are encouraging you to locate your nearest box of Clorox wipes.

2. Organize Files and Folders

Busy season is, well, busy. It is possible that during those grueling months you didn’t have time to organize your computer files properly, so you may feel more disorganized than usual. Set aside time to place files where you can find them later, and give yourself a clean slate for the start of summer.  This is a great task to tackle before you head home for the day.

3. Get Some Air

Late winter for an accountant can be long and tiring. You’ve probably been stuck inside dreaming of the day you can walk out of the office and go on your annual trip.  Don’t let the outdoors end after vacation!  Take a walk, have your morning coffee outside, and enjoy the enjoy part of your day in the sunshine without having a million deadlines to hit. If you need to stick your head out a window and inhale deeply right now, feel free.

4. Stock Up on Energy

Just as you shouldn’t go grocery shopping when you’re hungry, you shouldn’t stock an office kitchen when you’re stressed.  Try a leaner approach when it comes to snacking – your swimsuit will thank you. Here are some of our favorites: 

  • Bananas and apples
  • Yogurt and low-sugar cereal
  • Almonds and walnuts
  • Soy crisps
  • Quinoa
  • Turkey jerky

It’s what weight-loss experts call “taking control of your environment.”  If you don’t see it, you can’t eat it.  Set your workplace up for nutritional success!

5. Catch Up with Colleagues

As the busy season continued, your ability to engage in small talk with colleagues diminished.  Now that you’ve met deadlines, make some time to catch up and ask about vacations, family, and summer plans.  If you’re thinking to yourself, “I’d love to catch up with ______,” send that person a lunch invite now!

6. Spruce Up the Office

Are you tired at staring at that dead potted plant? The best place to start creating inspiration for a brand new season is your office space. Try adding some fresh flowers, pictures of loved ones, memorable client stories, or quotes that inspire you. Busy season may be over, but there’s always more work to be done.  May as well do it in a well-appointed space.

7. Add in Activity

Exercise is the key to ever-greater productivity. Try adding in a 30-minute workout to your day, like circuit-training, or a nice walk during your lunch break.  Is it out of the question to bring in a mini-trampoline?  Combined with a headset to use while on client calls?  OK.  We may have just taken this idea too far.

We at Tech Guru high-five you on making it to spring.  If you’re looking for an IT provider who knows your industry and has a proven track record of making clients more productive, profitable, and secure, this might be the perfect time to contact us for your free consultation. Consider it Tip #8.

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