As we edge closer to the end of the year, time seems to move more quickly, which is both blessing and curse.
With everyone being more aware of the calendar, work often picks up pace. Organizations evaluate how productive they’ve been this year, and what’s still left on the corporate “to do” list. Initiatives that have languished until now are getting renewed attention (if not resources) and there are new calls for getting things done, creating pressure.
Home gets busier too with the run up to holidays. So many cultures celebrate peace, light and love at this time of year, which makes the holidays special. And puts pressure on schedules with travel planning (coordinating everyone’s time), gift giving and meal planning (making all the favourites, no matter how time consuming).
There’s a lot of expectation riding on you, both at home and at work. I’ve often wondered why it can’t spread itself out better throughout the year, but here we are, the last few weeks in the year trying not only to make it all happen, but enjoy it too.
Enjoyment is usually the collateral damage of high expectations, at work and at home. Give yourself the gift of serenity this holiday season, you won’t regret making this holiday one you enjoy.
Do not allow expectations to rob you of the enjoyment of the season, at home or at work. The holiday blues happen when you’ve worked yourself beyond your limits and have no energy (or good will) left to enjoy the season – even though you got it all done. This isn’t something that only impacts you, it impacts your loved ones too.
Give yourself the gift of serenity, and make the best holiday memories with family and friends.