Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Working During the Summer {Guest Post}

This is a guest post by Fay that covers great topics: summer vacation, working, shopping, and treating yourself right!

During the summer months it’s especially hard to keep focused, and stay committed to your job. The hot summer weather that we have been experiencing just makes you want to take a long beach vacation or stay cool by the pool. The kids are off or at camp and having a great time…and you get stuck with all the laundry to do! Wouldn't it be just great to take a two month long vacation?

Well, if you are one of those working moms, just like me, you know that it's just not possible to do that. While everyone is entitled to a couple of days off here and there, most of us do not have the luxury of taking long extended vacations. That's why you have got to go the extra mile to makes your work day a little bit more exciting and enticing throughout the warm weather weeks.

Something that always excites me, and definitely lifts my spirits, is new clothing. Wearing something fun and new gives me the extra jump in my step. Yet as a registered nurse, I am required to wear medical scrubs to work each and every day. Yes, it does make life easier. I don’t need to think about what I need to wear each and every day.

If you are not familiar with medical scrubs, you wouldn’t know that there is a world out there of just medical scrubs. There are so many different scrub manufacturers and each company has got their own uniqueness and benefits. I’m a real Landaus medical scrubs fan. The scrubs that they make are high quality, have a great fit and also offer terrific styles and colors.

So, in order to add some pizzazz to my work day, I ordered for myself some new scrub uniforms. I chose the Urbane scrubs which is Landaus scrub line. Urbane scrubs offer fun and sporty scrubs in great colors and styles. They almost don’t look at scrubs at all. I got the Urbane Sport scrub top 9057 in a Royal blue color, a really awesome summery color.

Great colors = great moods. Wear something black you feel more down. Wear a bright and cheery color like yellow or royal blue and your mood will soar. Try it, you will see that wearing something fun and new will give you reason to be all the more enthusiastic.

Another thing I will do for myself, maybe a little bit too often, is treat myself to something yummy on my way to work. There is a Starbucks on my way to work, so I treat myself to one of those incredible drinks like the mocha frappuccino. Topped with whipped cream, chocolate drizzle and toasted coconut flakes, what could be better?

It is a little bit pricey, but hey, it puts me in a fantastic mood! You gotta do these things for yourself. Even if you love your job, be honest with yourself, sometimes you just rather be vacationing. Well, when that’s not an option, treat yourself a little… you deserve it!!

(Disclosure: I was compensated in exchange for publishing this post)