Are you one of those people who love the time between Christmas and New Year’s to get work done when others are home watching movies and eating leftover turkey? Do you relish the quiet time that you might never otherwise get to catch up on stuff that rarely gets done? Being at the office during this time is an efficient way to get caught up. But what is the best thing to do if you are working between the holidays? It’s really boils down to three things.
1) Get rid of the clutter
This is a no brainer. It is a time to go through the piles that never seem to go a way during the rest of the year. Sort, garbage, reorganize and get done some of the little things that help to reduce the clutter quickly. As you move into the New Year, it’s a good idea to take stock of what you’ve got going on visually by going through everything on your desk and in your inbox.
2) Get done a couple of projects that take concentration
With less distractions now, it’s easier to tackle things that you want more focused attention on. With the phone not ringing and less interruptions you can spend time digging in deep and feeling accomplished.
3) Take notes
Take notes you say? What does that mean? With your mind less cluttered, less distracted and slowed down, you will notice things that pop into your head. Creative ideas, solutions to problems, answers to questions, options for dilemmas, questions you want to ask others, things you want to follow up on and ways to handle a particular challenge. You aren’t going to have time to do all of them and don’t trust your mind to remember them later. Put them down in a note for safekeeping.
Make the best use of your time at the office this week. Use the time to regroup and catch your breath but also to set the stage for the coming months. You will smile later when one of your notes pops up and you are relieved you were smart enough to jot it down when it came to your quieter brain.
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