The holiday break is almost here and we bet you’re already in holiday cheer mode. It’s always considered the most wonderful time of the year but what about when you come back from break? We’ve all experienced that post-holiday Monday where we have to hit the ground running. Not to mention still grieving over the fact that the break is over.
The good news is there are ways to set yourself up for success before, during, and after the holidays. Don’t feel left behind and stressed out. Try these easy tips and start the new year right.
Get ahead if you can
If possible, do whatever you can to get ahead of your work. Finishing work ahead of schedule goes a long way in terms of reducing stress. Asking your manager what more you can do to get ahead also makes a huge difference. It shows them you take initiative, go the extra mile, and are efficient. So, when the time comes for promotions, who do you think they will recommend? That’s right. It’s you.
Make a checklist
Make a list and check it twice this holiday for all your priorities and responsibilities. Making a checklist can help you stay on track with what you need to get done. You might have a great memory but keeping everything in front of you, makes your life so much easier. Plus, you’ll feel a sense of accomplishment with every item you check off!
The holiday time is a time to relax and recharge. If you think staying in work mode will help in the long run, think again. Remaining focused on work during much-needed break time will only increase the chances of burnout. So this holiday, enjoy your family, set your mind at ease, and come back refreshed.
Set new goals
If we hope to accomplish a great deal, we’ll need to set new goals. We’ve already crushed some major goals. Now, with a new year just around the corner, it’s time to set new ones. Whether they are personal or professional in nature, setting new goals gives you something to strive for. Working towards these new targets enables each of us to stay focused and become an even more effective and efficient member of the Freedom Forever team.