Some have taken time off and started vacations. There are also those who are still chasing work deadlines that are still piling up.
The end of the year holidays are just around the corner. There are many plans that have begun to be drawn up to spend the holiday to the fullest. Because of this, many people are starting to lose focus ahead of the holiday season. Some want to quickly plan a trip, some want to shop for souvenirs, throw a party, and so on. This is the reason why productivity in the workplace is decreasing. It could be that the boss and other co-workers are already on vacation. Of course, it will be difficult to complete work and stay productive when the office is getting quiet.
Not only that, married employees may also face challenges when the children have started their vacation and demand their presence during the holiday period.
But when you can focus on maintaining your productivity ahead of the holidays at the end of this year, it will be a plus for you.
Here are 10 ways to stay focused and maintain productivity ahead of the holidays:
1. Divide the time to do your vacation plans
Even though you still have to work, you can use the time to plan your vacation well. You may want to shop for family vacation needs, try to set aside time between work.
This will give you a chance to refresh your spirit and keep your mind focused.
2. Clear your mind
Re-sort between tasks and projects that you have to work on. Try to make a plan what work needs to be done soon and what work can wait to be completed after the holidays. This will make your mind much clearer.
3. Avoid multitasking
Doing several jobs at the same time will never be optimal. For example, shopping online while serving customers will only wreak havoc.
Therefore, try to focus on doing the work one by one. Of course with good time management.
4. Installment of work far in advance
By Christmas and New Year, work will surely pile up. Moreover, the type of work that is done is like being a writer or as an accountant who takes care of various company financial transactions. In order not to be rushed to work overtime before the holidays, it’s a good idea to pay off the work well in advance. You just need to make a complete schedule, which work can be done first and which can be done casually.
5. Don’t take your work with you on vacation
We all have obligations to our families during the holiday season. Therefore, try to finish the work before the holidays. Imagining a full vacation doing what you love with the people you love without being bothered by work can be a lot of fun. This can be an encouragement for you to stay productive.
6. Ignore all kinds of distractions
When you’re at the office, don’t try to go shopping for lunch or buy gifts online. This will only distract from your work focus and waste time that you should use to complete work before the holidays.
7. Take care of your health
Before going to work, make it a habit to exercise. Whether it’s just a leisurely stroll around your housing complex. This is useful for increasing focus and morale.
8. Sort out what events you should attend
Ahead of the holidays there will be lots of offers to attend events, travel plans and so on. Even if it’s from the office or an invitation from other coworkers, it’s still wise not to attend all events if work is still piling up. Decide which event you need to attend both in terms of time and place. Don’t waste time on it, while you still have a lot of work to do.
9. Remind yourself to stay focused
The key is to forget for a moment the future and stay focused on the present. If it turns out that you still work for another week before the holidays, use that time to work. Follow the usual procedure while you are working. You also need to do this when you are on vacation. Forget work if it is time for vacation.
10. Focus on planning a fun vacation
When the work is done, enjoying the holidays will definitely be very fun. You don’t have to feel guilty about having a vacation by having fun because your responsibilities are done. So, try to stay productive for the two weeks leading up to this year-end holiday.
For those of you who don’t even have vacation time and have to work in shifts every day, keep the spirit. Don’t forget to take some fun time for yourself, either going to the movies or just hanging out with the people you love according to the free time you have.