The dog days of summer are here, and it’s a great time to reevaluate and simplify things wherever possible. And because August features National Simplify Your Life Week, we’re making this a priority for the month around the Apex Brand Management office. As you read this blog, we’re focused on streamlining our workdays as much as we can.

One place we’ve focused on in our simplifying efforts is the email inbox. We’re pretty good at prioritizing requests that come to us through email, but we’ve found that writing them down on paper is an ideal way to sort these tasks. We’ve also renewed our commitment to checking our emails only during certain windows of time throughout the day. Anything we can do to cut down on distractions is worthwhile.

Unroll.me has also become a key part of our Apex Brand Management simplifying efforts. It can be pretty amazing how many email lists you’re subscribed to, and many of them just aren’t helpful to you in any way. When it comes to cutting down on everyday distractions, we’ve found that cleaning up our inboxes in this way is tough to beat.

We’re using the power of positivity to simplify things this summer as well. By starting each day with clear visions of how we’re going to achieve our goals, we set ourselves up for meaningful wins.

It’s a season of reflection and productivity in our office. Follow Apex Brand Management on Instagram to get more ideas for simplifying your work life.