How to Not Fear the Cheer this Holiday Season

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Staci Upmeyer
December 16, 2019

As the last month of the calendar year, December brings on stress and deadlines that are not present the other 11 months.  Then, add extra vacation by most co-workers (and possibly for yourself) and the upcoming holidays – BOOM! It’s the perfect stress storm. How can you stay sane this holiday season?

  1. Make time for exercise! Although it seems that there are not enough hours in the day, using some of your precious minutes for exercise can help you be more productive during the work day. Even if it is a quick stretch at your desk – it can make a difference!
  2. Practice gratitude! People’s fuses are going to be short this month. When you feel like lashing out, take a moment and think about why you are grateful for that person. Maybe they helped you meet a deadline earlier this year or brought in a yummy office treat. Reframing your attitude at a moment’s notice will keep you calm throughout the season.
  3. Keep Hydrated! With all the holiday treats and processed food abounding, it’s important to drink water. Water can help to wake you up in the morning and keep you going all day long. Trust us, you’ll feel better headed into the new year.
  4. Prioritize! Whether it’s a work or personal deadline, make a list each day of what you need to get done. Look at your list and tackle the most pressing items first. Save items that you do not complete, and as year-end approaches assess what is feasible for you to complete.

If you find that you need an extra pair of hands this season, give us a call.  We’ll send a temporary employee right over to alleviate your stress and help you meet year-end deadlines. In addition, if you need some extra cash this holiday season, check our job board for short term assignments or refer a friend to a job and you could pocket $100!