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Time for a Summer Reset: Reevaluate and Reenergize

Summer is the perfect time for a reset. With the slower pace and longer days, it's an ideal opportunity to step back, reflect, and make meaningful changes to enhance your well-being and productivity.

As we step into Q3, here’s how you can set new boundaries, incorporate healthy habits, and explore new learning opportunities for both you and your team to ensure a productive and profitable second half of the year.

1. Pause and Reflect:

While it may not seem productive, pausing to reflect on the past 6 months is the best thing you can do to ensure productivity within your team. Take a moment to assess whether the pace you have been running at is sustainable, and importantly, is it still going in the right direction. Are you and your team able to keep going? Or will someone drop out of the race before the finish line? Is a little course correction needed to make sure everyone can stay in the game?

As a fearless female leader, your voice is needed, especially at this time of the year, so slowing down now to allow yourself time to assess and adjust means you can speed up for the rest of the year and be on the right track through to the end of the year.

2. Set New Boundaries:

Boundaries are crucial for maintaining a healthy work-life counter-balance. Use the summer months to reevaluate your current boundaries and adjust where needed. Are you allowing work to encroach on your personal time? Consider setting specific hours for work and leisure to ensure you have time to recharge. Encourage your team to do the same, fostering a culture that values personal time and prevents burnout.

3. Incorporate a New Health Habit:

Summer provides a bounty of fresh, healthy food options and more opportunities for physical activity.

Here are a few ways to incorporate healthier habits into your routine:

  • Diet: Take advantage of the season's fresh produce. Add more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains to your meals. Try meal prepping to stick to healthier eating habits even on busy days. You’ll be amazed at how much more energy you have for those end of day work meetings when you are fuelled properly, instead of feeling sluggish.
  • Exercise: Utilize the longer days to fit in outdoor activities. Whether it's a morning run, an evening walk, or weekend hiking, regular physical activity can boost your energy levels and improve mental health. Great for you, great for your team spirit.
  • Safe Space: Ensure your work environment fosters an open door policy, and has a safe space for team members to easily bring any challenges or problems to the table. Encourage the team to come to the table with possible solutions and different ways you can approach the problem.

4. Explore New Learning Opportunities:

Summer is an excellent time to invest in personal and professional growth. With potentially fewer work commitments, you can explore new learning opportunities that can benefit both you and your team.

Here are some ideas:

  • Online Courses: There are countless online courses available that can help you develop new skills or deepen existing ones. I have my own Digital Curriculum that will empower your company’s or organization’s Female Leaders with the clarity, courage, and influence to make a bold impact on your organizational culture and growth and to leverage their unique gifts and experiences.
  • Books, Podcasts and Blogs: Dedicate some time to reading books or listening to podcasts that inspire and educate. This can be a great way to gain new insights and stay updated on industry trends. I have a huge variety of fantastic Female Leaders on my Fearless Female Leadership podcast, which you can listen to here.
  • Workshops and Webinars: Participate in workshops and webinars to connect with experts and peers. These events can provide valuable knowledge and networking opportunities. I recently hosted a webinar ‘Retaining and Motivating Your Top Female Leaders During Disruptive Times’ which you can watch here.

5. Embrace Change:

Finally, embrace the changes that come with a summer reset. Adjusting your habits and routines can be challenging, but it’s also a chance for growth and improvement. Encourage your team to be open to change and support each other through the process.

My recent webinar is a great one to share with your team to understand how you can turn the fear of change into your ally!

By setting new boundaries, adopting healthier habits, and exploring learning opportunities, you can make the most of the summer months. This reset will not only benefit your well-being but also enhance your productivity and effectiveness as a Fearless Female Leader. Embrace this time to reevaluate and re-energize, setting yourself and your team up for success in the months ahead.

If I can help you or your team in any way via coaching, speaking, training, or enterprise digital curriculum, let’s connect!

Cheering you on always,
- Sheryl


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