Life can get hectic during the holidays between meetings, travel, events and get togethers that come with it. For many people, work doesn’t necessarily slow down during the holiday season as companies prep for the upcoming year. In fact, it can become quite busier. However, difficult does not mean impossible. There are a few ways to be efficient when prioritizing during the end of the year.
Shift Your Mindset: With all the stress that comes with the holidays, being asked to do more with less time at work and home, simply shifting your mindset to giving and gratitude while expecting nothing in return can go far. It is important to remember how you are spending your time and energy whether in the office or shopping for gifts.
Plan Ahead: It can be easy to get caught up trying to juggle the increased demands for work and personal needs. This can be detrimental to your mental and physical health – putting a real damper on the holiday season! To avoid holiday burnout, always plan ahead – even months in advance. Set your priorities and schedule events and activities around those priorities. The more planning done in advance, the less last-minute stress you have.
Be Proactive: Putting in longer hours before the holiday season hits full swing can be beneficial down the road. By allowing yourself to get more work done ahead of time, you should be able to put yourself ahead of the curve and be able to spend that extra hour or two with family.
By installing these tips into your life during the holiday season, you should be able to enjoy more time with family and friends while also being productive in work. To be successful, you must define personal and business success and detail what your priorities are. This is true any time of the year but in particular when there are so many external factors, such as the year-end holidays. Through execution you can achieve the work-life balance you always wanted during the holiday season.