How to Be Productive During the Holiday Season

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Are you looking to get things done this month?How to Be Productive this Holiday Season

Need a bit of help to steer you in the right direction?

In this post, I offer a few tips to help you get things done during the holiday season.

Focus on what’s really important.

Now more than ever, it’s important you focus on what’s really important in your work and personal life.

You only have a limited amount of time in which to do things, so you must decide how you will spend your time and energy wisely.

Remember, not everything has to be completed by the end of the year.

What must you absolutely get done by the end of the year?

What can be pushed back until after the holidays or later?

Be choosy when accepting meetings and invites.

This may seem a bit counterintuitive, but you can only be in one place at any given time (not to mention traveling from one place to another!). Think carefully about accepting meeting and other invites extended to you. Must you absolutely, 100% attend this meeting or party? When you can politely decline, consider doing so. Of course, there will sometimes be instances when you have to accept an invitation or two within the same time frame, but the idea here is to minimize those instances.

Get adequate rest.

Thinking about waiting to take a good long break or rest after the holidays? Why not start now? There’s nothing stopping you from getting a good night’s rest. Limit your intake of caffeine throughout the day, choose a reasonable time to go to bed on weekdays and unplug from your electronic devices thirty minutes before bedtime. You’ll be able to get more done between now and the holidays; plus you’ll be able to throughly enjoy your time off.

How about you? What’s your strategy when it comes to being productive during the holiday season? Join in the conversation and leave a comment below!

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Rashelle Isip is a New York City-based professional organizer and productivity consultant who helps people get organized so they can stress less, have more fun, and be happier at home. Her work has been featured in Good Housekeeping, Fast Company, Cosmopolitan, The Washington Post, Business Insider, and The Atlantic. Get access to her free guide, 10 Simple Ways to Make Your To-Do Lists More Effective, by clicking here.