The holiday season tends to have one of two effects on folks…it either makes you feel completely overwhelmed with shopping and deadlines and planning or it makes you want to slooooow doooooown, sit by a fire, sip on hot cocoa like it's your new job and accomplish nothing. Obviously, neither is ideal and sometimes both strike at once! If you find yourself in such a predicament, give a few of these ideas from Forbes a try this week.
1. Don't let e-mail change the direction of your day. Set aside specific times in your day to check it and respond rather than letting it get you off task over and over (and over).
2. Stop throughout your day to ask yourself, "Is what I'm doing right now productive?"….of course, you've gotta relax at some point, but when you're looking to stay on the ball the best way to do it is to stay cognizant of what you're actually spending your time on.
3. Making a To Do list probably goes without saying, but it's just as important to think of a small way to reward yourself for completing your list! It doesn't have to be anything extreme, but the promise of a little happy treat can go a long way.