We’re halfway there … Oh yeah, halfway through the year!
… sounds of Bon Jovi 🎸
We don’t want to mention the “C” word too early, but when one of the team mentioned Christmas (sorry, we had to) in our weekly meeting today there was a mixture of delight, gasps and confusion.
But it’s true, 2nd July marks the halfway point of the calendar year. 🤯
Yes, it feels like only yesterday we were celebrating the new year and now we’re six months away from doing it all over again.
This halfway point gives you a marker to reflect on what’s already passed and what is to come. Here are our three top tips to consider when looking to refocus and recharge halfway through the year.
1. Check in on your goals
Did you set goals at the beginning of the year?
Are they personal, business or team goals?
When was the last time you reviewed them?
Now is a great time to reflect on your progress. Are you on track? Is everybody else on the same page?
Whatever your status, there will be lessons learnt. It’s time to put an action plan in place for the remainder of the year. Who do you need to help achieve your goals and what’s the best way to communicate with them?
Teamwork makes the dream work, after all!
2. Reconnect and reach out
Summer can be especially busy; school summer holidays, weekly events, fewer people in the office, and various demands can bring stress.
With all the additional activities going on it’s easy for people to get distracted, lost and even burnt out.
Now is a perfect time to reach out to your team, employees and connections. It can be as simple as a chat over a cup of coffee, a walk and talk or sending a gift to boost their wellbeing.
3. Avoid the summer slump
It’s no surprise that productivity falls off a cliff when the sun comes out! Thoughts of ice cream and beer gardens lead our minds to wonder and our focus ends up in the recycle bin.
Now’s the time to start preparing for that.
Congratulate your team on their efforts so far this year, as we all know it’s come with its challenges. One way to keep the momentum going is to set small bite-sized achievable goals. As you complete and reach each one, you’ll get a boost every time.
More reasons to celebrate can only be a good thing!