Summer has eventually graced us with its warm presence. And yet, you are sitting behind your desk with your eyes glued to the clock so that at 5 pm, you will run towards you freedom and enjoy the sunny day. However this is not the best way to make the most out of summer, is it?

Every Friday, we publish 3 tips to survive the summer at the office. Take a look at these summer office tips and make the most of those sunny days even if you’re stuck inside your office.

1. Cycle to work

There is increasing evidence that physical activity levels are declining. Exercising demands time and for most people, prioritizing exercise is difficult. During summer months, doing any physical activity might seem like a nightmare since temperatures are on the rise. If you are not lucky enough to live next to a lake or the sea, then your next best thing is to go to the gym. But at 5 pm, when you leave work, the sun is still shining and barbecuing always sounds like a better plan than going to the gym.

The answer is: Cycle (or walk) to work! Not only it will be a good way for you to avoid the sometimes-non-a/c public transport but it will also help you stay healthy. According to The British Medical Journal, cycle commuters had a 52% lower risk of dying from heart disease and a 40% lower risk of dying from cancer. They also had 46% lower risk of developing heart disease and a 45% lower risk of developing cancer at all.

2. Are mojitos allowed at work?

Well, non-alcoholic ones, yes! Keeping hydrated is very important during summer time. Most importantly, at work. It can help you concentrate, relieve tiredness and overcome any potential headache.

So why not jazz up your water and supersize it. Add mint, fruits and ice and create your own non-alcoholic cocktail. You will benefit from getting vitamins from the fruit with little to no calories. No need to say goodbye to your beach body that you work so hard to get. Experiment with different fruits, vegetables and herbs and beat your water blues.

3. Office Summer Playlist 2018

The office is suddenly getting quitter as your colleagues are going on vacation. You have every right to envy them but you don’t need to have a bad mood. Bring your headphones to work (if you are allowed to) and create your own summer playlist.

According to music psychologist Dr Anneli Haake, 99% of people working in open-plan spaces would improve their productivity by listening to music. More than half (59%) of them claim that music at work boosts their psychological well-being with it improving their mood.

So get you old summer anthems together that remind you of your past trips or good times with family and friends and give your mood a boost.

Stay tuned for more!

Read Part 1 Here