We’re quickly approaching the holiday season, and as you try to juggle parties, shopping, hosting, planning, traveling, and work, there’s a good chance the momentum slows down in the office.
There are so many competing demands and expectations during the holidays that it is very easy to get overwhelmed. Many people lose focus during the holiday season because their to-do list swells while their time shrinks. Travel planning, preparing for incoming guests, gift shopping, children’s events, parties, and so on must be crammed into already-full schedules, which can cause stress. Personal stress often affects work performance and can diminish productivity.
Here are ten ways to stay focused and maintain high productivity during the chaotic holiday season:
1. Take a few days off.
2. Clear your mind.
3. Avoid multitasking.
4. Start working on year-end projects and personal tasks early.
5. Don’t take your work home.
6. Watch out for distractions.
7. Take care of yourself physically.
8. Don’t over-commit.
9. Remind yourself to stay focused at work.
10. Enjoy the holidays!
We hope these tips will help make this holiday season less stressful and more enjoyable!