Last week we brainstormed ideas on how to keep your team engaged in the summer.
But what about you?
To say that the summer has been busy for you would be an understatement. Deadlines. New hires. People moving on. A crazy team schedule. And that vacation that you barely squeezed in (or are still trying to…).
Sometimes, in the hype of everything that’s going on, you forget to do something to refresh yourself.
Stay positive: In all the hype and the hustle, think about all you’ve done. Know it will all get done again. You are a GREAT manager… let yourself believe that too!
Reward yourself: Both in the big and little things. You made it through the week – YEAH! Treat yourself to a movie. Your team finished their project (even when Jason was out and Mike’s wife had their baby!)… GO TEAM! Treat yourself to the local happy hour. No accomplishment is too big or small to go unrewarded.
Get re-inspired: Especially in the summer, we want that epic story of the vacation where we did something so “different than what we normally do”. But, maybe you don’t have time to take that rock climbing vacation in Costa Rica. Now what? Check out the “Things To Do” section of Groupon or the “Events and Activities” area of Living Social. Choose something you’ve always wanted to do and GO FOR IT! If nothing else, you’ll have a great story!
And, let us know what you decide to do!