Barely past Halloween and already feeling depleted and overwhelmed with all the next few weeks have in store? This Office Evolution blog post is full of great tips to balance life and work this Thanksgiving.
Of course, I always have to get my 2 cents in and have thoughts to add.
1. Remove unnecessary or urgent items altogether. If it has been on a list for months and has no direct and/or critical impact on the next six weeks, trash or punt it. The trash is where most of these belong. Trust me. They will resurface if they are needed. There is also the punt. Remove non-urgent items from any 2023 list, document, or calendar and move it to a new one titled something like "Out of Sight, Out of Mind Until February 2024."
2. Fact: Not being overscheduled this time of year is nearly impossible for most of us. Of course, say no to things that don't elevate YOUR end-of-the-year experience and clear your list and calendar of debris as best as you can. However, the next several weeks will likely still be a whirlwind of deadlines, professional gatherings, cooking, shopping, friend and family gatherings, decorating, late nights, and early mornings. So without further ado, my 2nd cent:
Embrace the Joy.
Allow it access WHEN it knocks. Stop and acknowledge a moment of gratitude or fullness, WHEN it happens. Do not wait to experience it "later when this is done." So much of the planning and partying we do this time of year is fun, inspiring, joyful, and satisfying. Dropkick what you can and celebrate the hell out of the rest.
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