Boredom and burnout can be brutal, especially during the slow days of summer when most desks are empty, except yours! If you have been in your current job for a while, it’s especially important to keep things fresh. Set some personal and professional goals to work towards. Think of new projects that you may not have had time to attend to, or a class that would enhance your career. Is there an activity that you and your co-workers could participate in that builds camaraderie or makes work more fun? Take the time to think more strategically about how to add value to your job or work smarter with your boss – maybe even how to reduce tensions when he or she returns from vacation! This slow period won’t last long – so take advantage!