City Personnel Blog

Staying Focused Through the Holidays

December 11, 2018

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Which means holiday joy will be dangled from every rooftop and hung on each door, bright lights will glow, songs will fill the air; it’s really hard not to get caught up in the season spectacular.

With all the amazement going on, it is hard to focus on anything else. Unfortunately, the work-load won’t take a vacation, unlike like most of your coworkers. That’s why we’ve made a list (and checked it twice) of what you can do to make sure your work stays on track.

Take care of yourself

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If you’re sick, that will make both work and home life a bummer. Make sure you eat well, stay hydrated, wash your hands, and (try to) maintain a healthy sleep cycle.

Bonus tip: Don’t take your work home with you this time of year. Adding more stress to your life outside of the office will only decrease your productivity in the office.

Self-evaluation

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The old saying rings true, “check yourself before you wreck yourself”. Take a step back and fight the stress that comes with being overwhelmed by looking at everything you need to accomplish. Prioritizing your tasks will help you stay calm and focused. Keeping an organized workstation will help reduce stress, too.

Identify distractions

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You’ve lived with yourself for your entire life thus far, so you’re bound to know a couple of things that divert your attention easily. Identify your biggest holiday distractions so you can plan how to avoid or cope with them in advance.

Treat yourself

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Reward your hard work with something special! Maybe it’s a food or snack you love, or a few extra minutes of playing your favorite mobile game. Whatever it may be, use it to help keep your spirit bright.

If you manage to maintain productivity during the holiday season, it may benefit you more than you’d imagine. When you stay productive, managers take notice. Staying on task during a hectic season may lead to rewards come the new year.