How to Overcome the Workday Blues

How to Overcome the Workday Blues

(ARA)- With all the sunshine and warm weather, we all want to spend time outdoors doing our favorite activities. But for many of us, that's not an option during the workday.
Julia Kennedy, career services director for Everest Universities throughout North America, assures you that it's only natural to feel a little down about being stuck inside all day when the weather is so nice outside.
If you do have a case of the summertime work blues, Kennedy says there are a lot of steps you can take to cheer yourself up. Here are some ideas:
* Open a window.
* Add a bouquet of flowers on your desk.
* Pack your lunch and eat it outdoors, or take an afternoon coffee break to walk around the block.
* Ask about flex-time or working from home.
Kennedy suggests asking yourself the following questions to fairly assess your current work environment: Do you feel trapped at work? Do you dread going to work in the morning? Do you see real potential for advancement at work? Do you have a good relationship with your boss? Do you constantly dream of the weekends?
If you are thinking of making a career change, Kennedy recommends evaluating these factors: your interests; value system; skill level; opportunities in the market; and which fields, industries or companies seem attractive.