Back to Business
Motivation and Tasks

BACK TO BUSINESS

The holidays are over. That means it’s time to get back to business. We are all likely procrastinating and not feeling very productive. The world does not stop, and your money can not stop. Don’t worry, below is a set of tips and reminders to get you back into the working routine. Getting back to business after the holidays doesn’t need to be a drag.

Motivation

  • Start the new year off right!
  • Clarify your goals and make a plan on how to achieve them
  • Commit yourself to do excellent work.
  • Reward yourself
  • Think Positive
  • Maintain a healthy work-life balance

START SMALL

The last thing you want to be doing is handling a large project upon returning to work.

  • Handle small tasks as emails, follow-ups, or scheduling.
  • Clean your desk or office
  • Organize work into folders before starting a major project
  • Do the first steps of a bigger project

JUST DO IT

Depending on your personality, you may not like starting small. Other people would like to rip the bandaid off and tackle things head-on and get them over with. The thought of a challenge can make you inspired and motivated. If this is the case, then starting with the most difficult task will make you feel like you accomplished something.

The anxiety of having a lot to do is much worse than actually doing it. This happens to me quite often because I assume tasks are going to be more arduous than they are. By jumping in head first, it can ease anxiety, get work done, and get you back to business.

DELEGATE

Going back to work to notice a stack of papers as part of your to-do list can be overwhelming. The simple word “deligation” can be very powerful. Organize all papers and start sending some of the work around the office for others to do so you can focus on more important work.

Don’t have others to delegate tasks too? Simple, organize piles of least important to most important and easy to complicated tasks. This will help with the overwhelmed feeling and gather your processes on which task to start on first.

MAINTENANCE UPKEEP

Break room kitchen sinks, restroom drains, or anywhere pipes are located, can become even more smelly in the winter time. You ask, Why? How do I cure this problem? How do I prevent this? These problems can quickly drive clients away. Don’t worry, answers to these problems below can quickly relieve the issues.

DRAIN AND ODORS

WHY?

Sometimes you might think you are up-to-date with facility Maintenance, but the office still smells. This could be because some pipes are not being used as often causing the build-up of scum, releasing odors. Other times, the odor is coming from a place that is used often, such as the kitchenette pipes or restroom pipes. Grease, food, and other wastes not meant to go down the drain can clog the drains.

CURE

  • Professional products are usually a cure for drain clogs and odors. In case there is an important meeting or potential client, here is a QUICK FIX for your restroom or kitchen drains:
    • 1 cup of baking soda poured directly into the drain
    • 1 cup of vinegar poured down the drain (let sit for 10 minutes)
    • Pour boiling water down the drain
  • For a LONG TERM solution, we offer a variety of products for drains and odors.

  • Get some professional drain sealers or unclogging agents with a freshening smell
  • Spray air fresheners
  • Scrape out unwanted debris

PREVENT

  • Make sure there is regularly scheduled maintenance
  • Use products that keep the drains clean and unclogged
  • Pour hot water down the drain after each use
  • Deodorize drains