My office had a super busy summer, and we all got used to the fast-paced work day that was necessary to stay on top of paperwork and keep up with the growing prospect pool. The last few weeks, traffic and paperwork has slowly waned, and we found ourselves finally finding time to go through our stack of things to get to “when we have time.” Do you have one of these stacks? As necessary and comforting as they are daunting and dreaded, we went through every file and report until all our lists were caught up. What do we do when all pressing issues are addressed and all deadlines have been met? As tempting as it was to spend entirely too much time looking for a new desktop background while counting the minutes until lunchtime, it was important that I buckle down and not let the absence of ringing phones or new prospects allow my productivity to slide. For days that get slow, I’ve listed four ways to take advantage of down time at your desk and make that slow day productive.
WE DID IT! The warm, sandy beaches of the gulf better be prepared, because we are headed their way soon. We were first considering NYC, but ultimately decided we were looking for a more relaxing vacation experience as opposed to a busy, large city. After long summers at work, the beach provides the type of break we need right now. To ensure I was getting the best value for what we want to spend, I spent some time researching options for multiple aspects of the trip. Keep reading for how and what I researched – plus a handy spreadsheet to compare all your options side by side!
If you missed part 1, catch up here before continuing!
Bryan and I ordered Chinese food this weekend and the restaurant had chicken lettuce wraps on the menu. That got me thinking about different alternatives that might also be tasty. Frank’s Redhot Sauce makes everything yummy in my opinion, so I utilized it here to make a buffalo style version. I bought what ingredients that I could already made or prepped to save time (long day at work!), including the blue cheese dressing and shredded carrots. From the time I opened the chicken package to the time I sat down with my plate, only 25 minutes had passed! I’ll take it.