Trying to complete your medical billing and coding training during the height of the summer’s heat and other distractions is as hard. Its equally hard for people working on other projects from earning a certified nursing assistant degree to focusing on the needs of patients while working in a medical office. The tendency is to want to slow down, or even take some time away from studies/work to go loaf at the pool, or in the air condition somewhere. In fact, recent studies indicate that worker productivity slumps by as much as 20% in the summer months. The cool geeks over at www.lifehacker.com put together a “how to” piece, full of tips on how to maintain high levels of productivity in spite of seasonal distractions. The list includes advice ranging from changing the thermostat setting to switching up your work routine to working during different hours. Not all of these may be feasible for those who’ve completed their medical billing and coding training and now maintain set working hours in a medical office. However for students still studying medical billing and coding, certified nursing assistant training or any of the other courses offered here at the Allen School, these suggestions may just be what the doctor ordered. Click here to read LifeHacker’s interesting article and sound off in the comments about how you beat the heat and stay focused on the work all summer long.