One Secret that Great Leaders Know About Summer

School folks love this time of year.  It's the proverbial "best part of being a teacher", i.e. July and August.  That's partly true and I often wonder how people with "regular jobs" manage to get through the year without a breather in the summer.

Here's the thing- the best school people I know learned long ago that summer goes best when you keep to a schedule.  For me, this means going to bed at the same time as during the school year and getting up at the same time.  I know- b-o-r-i-n-g! But guess what?  It works and works really well for me.  The only tweak I practice is to leave at 3 or 4 in the afternoons.  That's it.

Keep a schedule to get the maximum productivity of summer and still enjoy the benefits of a few months with fewer interruptions.  After all, it's summer.