“I should call in sick,” you say. It’s a spectacular summer day, one of the few we’ll see before the snow flies again. You go outside over lunch and find returning indoors is heartbreaking. But work is a good thing; getting paid is good. Read on for ten ways to make the most of your summer days even if they’re all spent working.
1. Mentor someone. Research shows that helping releases feel-good hormones, and it’s easy to start. Becoming a mentor can be a formal process through an organization. Or it can be casual. Aim to be the go-to person at work. When you become an expert in an area, you are regarded as a resource. Your rewards are the knowledge you gain plus all those feel-good warm fuzzies.