Time Management Tips for the Holidays

While the holiday season brings with it festivity, fun, and lots of family time, for working womenit canmean doublethe workand hectic deadlines. Here’s a guide to help you manage your time effectively during the holidayseason minus the stress or tension.

At Work

To cope and deal with the anticipated work load and our boss during the upcoming holiday season, plan in advance and anticipate that all the extra things happening in your personal life which may add pressure to work commitments. Try your best to get as much work done as possible before the holiday season hits, in preparation for all the other obligations that may be coming your way.

Colleagues also play a big role in holidayworkloads and we should actually seek the support of them. This can help avoid feelings of overwhelming stress and tension.Also colleagues can help with extra workloads by sharing tasks and assisting with tight deadlines, late meetings and client expectations.

Other Tips to Help Juggle Work and Holidays

Keep a Diary

Give yourself an outline of how your day or week is going to be timedand be sure to include some leisure and family time in that day/week so that you have something to look forward to. Try and stick to the timings as much as possible whilst still being flexible for responsibilities that may come your way.

Stay Positive

Try to focus on the positive aspects of the season, being happy and content with the way your life is at present. Being grateful for all that you have and acknowledging that having a good job is a blessing.

Plan everything; big or small

If you have a list of things that need to be done and a diary that you follow, you will find that it’s easier to remain committed and in control of what needs to be done at work.