The Holidays are here. What are your plans? Are you going to slack off and have a good time until Jan 2nd, or are you going to kick it into high gear and be ahead of the game at the start of the new year?
It’s your choice. I like to give this same warm holiday message, errr, lecture, to you every year at this time.
Don’t be a slacker!
Look, the holidays are a great time to have fun with your family and friends and to relax a little bit. But not at the expense of losing months of productivity. Simply put, in today’s fast-paced Web environment, you cannot afford to take two months off. You can’t. Here are a few tips to help you avoid the big slack-off this holiday season.
Go to Work on Black Friday
I know you want to take the day after Thanksgiving off and do your Black Friday shopping. But let me tell you, Black Friday is probably the best day of the year to go into work. The traffic is light, the parking is wide open, and nobody is calling you to distract you. You can get a lot accomplished on this day if you try. I like to clean my office from top to bottom, then rearrange the furniture.
Stay on Schedule
Don’t deviate your schedule in any way. Once you get off track you’re on a free-fall into the abyss of slack.
The Days Between Christmas and New Years Eve Aren’t Vacation Days
Nothing else to say here. Those are work days to me. Not days to sit around and eat leftovers.
Set a Plan Now!
Give yourself a few deadlines right now for Jan 1 and get them done! Deadlines keep up motivated and on track. Accountability!
What tips do you have for getting things done during the holidays? Please share them in the comments.