Whether you’re planning to hustle through the holidays or catch up on some rest and relaxation (or both!), LNE Consulting has some great tips for you to maximize the most wonderful time of the year!
1. Remember that the best “present” is your “presence” — and by that we mean your full attention. It’s important to set boundaries between work time and family time. Whether you’re hanging out with your favorite or least favorite family member (ha!), it’s important to put your phone and laptop away. You’ve probably been on the receiving end of this pesky habit, so you know what it feels like. If you plan on working during your holiday vacation, do so, by all means! Just remember to give 100% of your attention to the task at hand, especially if it’s time that should be designated for connecting with loved ones.
2. Do everything you can to end the year with a bang. There are still 10 days left in the year to gain ground on hitting your goals. Or, depending on your actions, that’s 240 lost hours that are chalked up to ‘next year will be my year.’ Just because the year is waning, doesn’t mean that your work ethic or attitude have to. If you’ve got an important goal, why wait until a certain day to get going? Not to mention, we’ve learned throughout LNE Consulting‘s history is that the more momentum you have as the year closes, the easier it will be to pick back up as soon as the ball drops.
3. Set new goals that you care deeply about. New Years Resolutions are a dime a dozen and only a fraction ever come to fruition. There are many reasons for this, but the common denominator in failed goals is the lack of commitment to seeing them through. If you decide to jump on the New Years Resolutions Bandwagon, do so with vigor. Write your goals down. Discuss them in detail with a mentor. Share them with your friends and family. Head into 2017 with the utmost resolve to accomplish what you’ve set your mind to. Oh, and whatever you do, don’t choose your goals haphazardly over your midnight glass of champagne!
4. Relax! Meditate! Breath! If you’re avid Stephen Covey fans like we are at LNE Consulting, you’ve heard of “sharpening the saw.” As the story goes, an exhausted woodcutter was attempting to saw down a tree. An onlooker suggested that he stop to sharpen his saw, to which he replied that he didn’t have time to take a break. Now that’s silly! Sharpening the saw is different for every individual, but the idea is to renew yourself. Our CEO, Julie Edmonds, for example, is a big fan of daily meditation. By quieting her mind she is able to stay grounded and run the successful business that she does. The holidays can be a busy time, so don’t forget to take some time to yourself to rejuvenate.
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