It’s December and let’s face it- we’re all imagining the warmth of the fireplace, the list of white elephant gift exchanges, and which holiday movies to pop in to the DVD player. The other side of us is stuck with the reality- that is dealing with day-to-day tasks whether at work, home, or school.
Let’s focus on what you need to do to be successful rather than giving in to the holiday demands. Our tip list below will provide some insight on how to stay productive during the holiday period:
- Prioritize. Research shows that mornings are the most productive part of the day for most of us, so it would be wise to get the most important projects and/or assignments done during morning hours.
- Take a break. The holiday season is a great time of year to take a break. Take a quick 5-10 minute break to increase your overall productivity.
- Set realistic goals. Be realistic with yourself and others about how much you will be able to do. The worse thing to do is pile on tasks and be unable to get them completed on time.
- Avoid distractions. Some people work better under pressure, but during the holiday season, and amidst all of the greeting cards, talk of vacation, and other distractions, you could be causing your stress levels to shoot sky high. Remember to always stay focused and avoid procrastination.