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!
I really enjoy planning things. Whether it’s something as small as a quick weeknight dinner or something larger like a long-term plan to pay off all of my debt, mapping out the path to reach a future goal just really makes my heart happy. Having the main details already figured out before you get into whatever the task may be makes everything go smoother and faster, and who doesn’t value saving themselves some time and frustration? The past few weeks, my boyfriend and I have been slowly narrowing down the specifics of our next vacation, which will be in October. The planning gears in my brain are hard at work, so I thought I would share the process in this two part series. This first post will cover picking a destination and timeframe, while the second will cover choosing a place to stay (with a fun spreadsheet! Those exist, right?).