HUSTLE // How to Stay Focused in the Summer

Posted by Hayley Murach on

We all know how difficult it can be to stay focused in the summer. The warmer weather and longer days make staying inside at your desk that much more brutal.

This week, we are feeling a bit less motivated than usual and have decided to interview two individuals who keep grindin’ even on the hottest of days and who inspire us to change our very own lifestyle to do the same.

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Slater is one of the most focused and motivated individuals we know! Not only is he a professional stand-up paddleboarder and a professional photographer, but he also has his own lifestyle brand! Slater is always on the move and is continuously pushing himself to the limits!

Where are you doing this summer for work?

Slater // This summer I am doing lifestyle photography for brands.

What is your work schedule?

Slater // My work schedule is every other week at the moment.

What is your morning routine in the summer?

Slater // I wake up, chug water, make eggs and avoid toast, and then I hit the gym.

What is your favorite way to stay active in the summer?

Slater // Surfing, stand up paddling, and trail running/hiking

How do you stay motivated in the LA heat?

Slater // Stay hydrated and wear lots of SPF

What's your favorite food for an energy pick-me-up in the summer?

Slater // Dried dates!

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One of our favorite foxes, Xenia, tells BOXFOX how she keeps up her drive at work during the summer!

Where are you interning this summer?

Xenia // I'm an A&R intern for RCA Records in New York City, so a large part of my job is scouting up-and-coming artists in some of NYC's coolest music venues.

What is your work schedule?

Xenia // I'm lucky enough to work Wednesday through Friday, giving me 4 day weekends to enjoy the endless festivities that this city has to offer during the summertime.

What is your morning routine in the summer?

Xenia // Living in New York City can be somewhat overwhelming at times, so I like to start my day in a peaceful and quiet manner by setting aside all of my technology, making a nice cup of coffee, and reading the latest music news in my Billboard Magazine.  

What is your favorite way to stay active in the summer?

Xenia // I'm an LA girl so this humidity is killing me! So to avoid the stickiness of the outdoors, I enjoy a daily workout in my highly air-conditioned Equinox club. But once in a while I'll embrace the heat and do a Bikram hot yoga class to center my mind and body.

How do you stay motivated in the NYC heat?

Xenia //  Two words: Iced coffee

What's your favorite food for an energy pick-me-up in the summer?

Xenia // There's this delicious juice bar right around the corner in Greenwich Village that I simply can't get enough of! A chilled glass of kale, cucumber, and ginger is exactly what I need to re-boost and keep up with the hustle and bustle of NYC.

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The most helpful hint we can give you is to stay active and change your summer work hours! SUMMER FRIDAY'S!! Knowing that you will have some extra time off from work will motivate you and keep you focused throughout the work week!

All of us here at the BOXFOX HQ take our long weekends very seriously-- we go to Newport to relax and lay poolside, travel to Canyon Lake to water ski, or even hop on a plane to go visit friends in New York City-- to rejuvenate ourselves for the up and coming work week.

Know someone at work who doesn’t have summer Friday's? Keep their spirits up with a BOXFOX Box filled with motivational summer desk essentials!

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W H A T ‘ S  I N S I D E

Chaparral Studio // Vibes Keychain

Le Pens // Royal Blue

Canvas Home // White and Blue Tinware Mug

LEUCHTTURM1917 // Bullet Journal Black

Paul Arden Book //  It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be

Native Union // Navy Keychain Charger

Well-Kept Wipes // The Hampton

Mast Brothers // Mini Milk Chocolate Bar

Mast Brothers // Mini Sea Salt Chocolate Bar

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W H A T ‘ S  I N S I D E

The Little Market // You’re A Fox Coconut Milk Candle

Chaparral Studio // Boss Keychain

Eir  // Fresh Eir Mist

Le Pens // Periwinkle

Rifle Paper Co.  // Sun Print Memoir Notebook

Well-Kept Wipes // The Hampton

Sugarfina // Champagne Bears

Paul Arden Book //  It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be

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