It’s no secret. Work during the summer can sometimes be a drag. However, public relations is a profession that never sleeps. If you experience a hot summer day where you just want to stay inside in your pajamas with a glass of lemonade, that’s understandable. There are still a few simple things you can do to stay productive and not make it feel like a chore.
Read a few blogs. Keep yourself up to date by reading PR Daily or just a couple of your favorite blogs. No matter what, it is always best to pay attention to current events. Just because you have decided to take a day off doesn’t mean that the world has.
Sharpen your writing skills. This tip may seem a bit scary but it definitely doesn’t have to be. If you have a personal blog, use your day off to write a new post. If not, you don’t have to write an essay to sharpen your skills. Write a recap of a fun event you attended or compose a few professional tweets.
Follow new Twitter pages. Speaking of professional tweets, look up new companies and Twitter pages to follow that are in the PR area that you are interested in. Whether it be fashion, non-profit, or entertainment, following their Twitter pages can give you a peek into how these organizations operate and if you’re interested in the same things.
See? Little things can go a long way on a lazy day. It may be too hot to go outside and pound the pavement, but that doesn’t mean you have to put a hold on all things PR.
How do you stay productive during slow summer days? Let us know!