5 Ways To Stay Motivated At Work During The Holidays
It’s almost the holidays, and no one wants to sit down and do work. Holidays are supposed to be spent having fun and bonding with your family, right?
Often, people become less productive during the holidays because they lose their motivation. They’d rather be arranging Christmas events, gift shopping, or planning a vacation.
But really, the holidays are the perfect time to stand out. While your boss and colleagues might be on vacation or simply distracted, you’ll be able to catch up on significant, but not urgent, tasks.
If you’re working hard during the holidays, supervisors will notice.
There are simple things you can do every day to stay motivated at work during the holiday season.
1. Make a Schedule
It can be hard to stay motivated when you know you’re missing out. That’s why it’s important to keep your schedule organized. If you have a school concert or family gathering, make sure you’re free that day.
2. Set Daily Goals
Write down your to-dos and priorities for the day on a paper and keep it next to your computer.
This will not only reduce your mental clutter and make you more productive, it might also make you want to finish all your tasks before leaving.
3. Avoid distractions
During the holiday, it can be tempting to go shopping online or plan an event while you’re at work.
It’s easy to get carried away, and at the end of the day, you realize you haven’t done anything productive.
When you’re at work, focus on your work. Schedule some free time for other holiday-related tasks.
4. Don’t Over-Commit
It’s OK to go to a few office parties and client events, but if you go to each gathering, you’ll waste precious time and lose focus.
Balance holiday events with work. Sometimes, you have to say no.
5. Take Breaks
Remember, it’s the holidays. It’s okay to take breaks and reward yourself.
Take a few days off and come back to work with a fresh mindset.
If you have work you didn’t finish today, don’t take it home. Allow yourself to relax and feel the holiday spirit.
The holiday season is a time for joy and celebrations, but it’s also a chance to catch up on work and start the New Year right.