The festive period is great for revitalising and reflecting on the year passed. Although it can also be a great time to get things in order, so here are a few tips to keep yourself productive over the festive season.
Have a Daily Routine
If you work from home then you are used to a daily routine, but it can be difficult for others who work on-site to get themselves into a routine during the Christmas break. Having a to do list is great, but make sure it’s manageable and achievable for the day. If something isn’t complete, simply add it to the next day.
Depending upon your job and industry type you might have a few weeks off or even a month for the break, so it’s always useful to plan everything ahead of time. Take one morning to completely schedule in everything, what works best is to plan backwards from the deadline. It can be useful to see how much time you actually have and it forces you to have realistic about your daily, weekly and monthly expectations.
Remember to Actually Take Time Off
As a contractor who may work from home, you may occasionally forget to switch off some days; just one more email or I just have to finish this. Most of the time, I’m guessing you can get away with it but the festive season is there to spend quality time with family and friends, so don’t forget to switch off and more importantly, schedule your downtime.
Everything in Moderation
Christmas is traditionally a time that we indulge ourselves and sometimes overdo it, but just remember to enjoy yourself, but keep everything in moderation. Your physical and mental health is a very important aspect of keeping productive.
Remember to enjoy the festive period with friends and family, and from the Nixon Williams team, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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