The end of the year is coming quickly and it’s easier than ever for us to let some work projects go until after the holiday season, but should we? If you have work projects that need to get done before the end of the year, make sure you get them done so you can come back from a holiday break with a clean desk and a fresh start that will make a difference for you. It’s also a good time to analyze your habits and the productivity you have that will make a difference in the work you get done on a regular basis. Do you know how you could be more productive by changing one habit? Make the change now and prepare for next year to have a fresh start.
Stay Motivated at Work During the Holidays
SF Gate Article:
The holiday time can be the least productive time of the year if you allow it to be. This is the time of year many of us try to balance everything in our lives and tend to feel frustrated and drained at work because we’re trying hard to handle the needs of our family and friends because it’s the holiday season. One that you should do is ask for some help during this time of year and make sure you know what needs to get done before the year is over and what doesn’t. Balanced the needs of your family with the needs of your employer and get plenty of rest so you can make sure you have the energy to attend the work meetings and get things done during the day while you enjoy the holiday parties and festivities at home.
Take Back Control of Your Habits and Productivity
Smart Brief Article:
As you analyze your productivity and your habits you can look and see if you should be doing more for yourself and for your work to get better. In order to change an unwanted habit you have to first identify what should be changed and then create the space to change it. There is a reason you have this habit and have triggers that cause you to fall into the habit without realizing it. It’s important, if you’re going to change a habit, you allow time to overcome the triggers that pop up on a regular basis in order to make this change happen. Finally you have to recognize the choice you made to change a habit and become a more polished professional at work or a more engaged family member or friend at home.
Now That’s a Perk: Seattle Tech Startup Offers New Parent the Miracle of Sleep
Network World Article:
Outreach offers new parents a package of perks that make it easier than ever to transition to being a parent and balancing a work life. This company not only allows expectant mothers two weeks prior to the arrival of the baby and then weeks after while giving new fathers four weeks that can be split up, but they have a program that assists parents in the transition back to work once these leave times have expired. During the first eight weeks back to work the company will pay for a night nurse five nights a week and will pick up the cost of dinner delivery twice a week during these eight weeks. This additional benefit is designed to make the transition back to work much easier while encouraging employees to do their best work.