Summer is here!
It’s time to use a few of your paid leaves and head out to the beach to enjoy the cool, sparkling waters of the sea.
Or if you prefer to not get beaten down by the sun outdoors, there are also other summer activities you can do at home.
But while summer is an enjoyable season, it can also prove difficult to work under extremely warm conditions.
High temperatures can impact work-from-home productivity.
Thus, here are some tips to stay productive even in the summer heat.
Embrace the Sun
There’s no way to go about it—enjoy the natural light!
Of course, this tip doesn’t mean that you should go out of your house during the hottest hours of the day. (Have you seen the temperatures lately? They’ve been hitting high 30s to 40s this summer!)
However, when you feel like you’re getting into a slump, a quick walk outdoors might just boost your energy.
And no, you don’t have to walk five miles to reap the benefits of walking. A simple 20-minute walk around your neighborhood is usually enough.
To further maximize the health benefits of the sun, you can take your walk early in the morning. (You get vitamin D too!)
One of the trickier things to do during a Philippine summer is staying cool.
You can do this by buying an affordable air-conditioning unit because in most cases, an electric fan may no longer be enough.
However, not all remote workers might have the resources to acquire one yet.
If this is the case, you can turn to other ways to keep your body temperature down.
First off, drink lots of water. Keeping yourself hydrated is the simplest way to stay cool.
Second, take a bath. Nothing is more refreshing than a nice, cold shower after sweating it out.
Third, you can take a cold washcloth and place it over your wrists or neck. These are pulse points, so applying something cold to these areas helps you cool down quickly.
Lastly, enjoy a nice frozen treat, like ice cream! This cold, sweet delight might relieve you from the heat, even if temporarily.
Being able to multitask is, of course, a great skill to have at work. It lets your employers know that you are capable of handling many responsibilities.
However, it can also be a double-edged sword.
Doing too many tasks simultaneously can lead to you being overwhelmed and distracted.
This reduces your productivity, unfortunately. As such, it’s better to focus on one task at a time, especially when working in a warm work-from-home environment.
So be sure to practice mindfulness while working from home this summer.
Other Tips to Remain Productive While It’s Hot Outside
When it gets too warm for you to work, don’t be shy to take a break!
Even a short one can help improve your mood so that you can continue working on your daily tasks.
But if worse comes to worst, you might also need to muster up the motivation to stay productive all on your own.
On that note, if you want to avoid commuting to an office altogether, especially in this extreme heat, then you might prefer working from the comfort of your own home this summer. If so, check out Remote Staff’s job listings. As it is regularly updated, you are sure to find an open position that will suit you.
Remote Staff has been in business for 15 years. The company has given work-from-home opportunities to countless Filipino remote workers. If this sounds like something you wish to pursue, register with us today!