‘Tis the season to be jolly! Better yet, ’tis the season to be awfully busy!
Christmas is perhaps one of the busiest times of the year. Everyone’s out and about getting all their holiday shopping done. Traffic is at a standstill that roads have taken on the appearance of noisy parking lots. Everywhere you go, there’s a sea of people that either sweeps you up in its current or slams hard at you at full force.
With all the insanity happening on the streets, in shops, and especially, at work, how do you maintain your sanity?
Surviving All the Chaos This Holiday Season
1. Apply for a leave ahead of time.
Simply because things are getting to you doesn’t mean you stop being mindful of other people. If you want to take a short break over the holiday season, be sure to file for one a few weeks ahead of your intended scheduled leave.
It’s great that there are highly efficient salesforce ongoing support services for businesses today, but you cannot make assumptions that things will be okay in your absence in light of all the technological advancements. In any business, people are the most important asset, and that includes you.
2. Keep the level of professionalism in the workplace.
While the holidays are a great reason to dress up the workplace and make things fun and lively, it is still recommended to retain the workplace’s professional atmosphere. Keep those dancing Santas and singing elves at home where they belong.
3. Show up for the holiday party at work.
Show up. Even if you don’t feel like it. Just show up. You’ll thank yourself later for being there. Holiday parties at work help build camaraderie and friendships in the workplace. It’s not just an “event” that you’re required to attend. It is an intentional act of the management and staff to bring people closer together which leads to a better work environment.
4. Do not give your employees or colleagues a hard time with the gift-giving.
Keep the exchanging of gifts to a minimum. Everybody’s expenses are maxed during this season. Don’t add to your employees’ and colleagues burdens’ by making them spend more than they could afford.
5. Minimize the number of candy bowls you set at the office.
Do yourself and others a favor by not leaving sweets all over the workplace. One, you’ll probably end up messing up whatever diet they are into. Two, it’s flu season. With all the bare hands dipping into that bowl of goodies, you wouldn’t want the folks in your office catching the bug.
6. Exercise every day.
Having enough exercise every day can help any person get by with a better attitude. Working out releases endorphins in our body that makes us glow and feel good. It is enough to keep you in high spirits the whole day
7. Get enough rest.
Catch up on some Zs. Get enough rest every night. We all know that a person who doesn’t get enough nighttime rest does not function well at work. It even makes people grumpy. Avoid becoming the office Grinch and get about seven to eight hours of sleep daily.
8. Be thankful even for the smallest of things.
A grateful heart is a blessed heart. Having this kind of thankfulness helps a person overlook the bad because they see beyond the bad circumstances and realizes that the boons still far outnumber the banes. It also helps one become content with the things they have and not be envious of what others have.
Having the right mindset towards all the hustle and bustle of the season helps keep one’s bearings upright and sanity intact. Regardless of how bad this season started for you, a change in mindset and heart can quickly turn things around. Have the best holiday season ever!