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5 Tips for Staying Motivated at Work During the Holidays

It’s no surprise that during the holiday season our work daydreams consist of Christmas shopping, cookie baking & party planning. This stress leads to less productivity and even less motivation when there is so much planning to do outside the office. So how can you & your employees stay motivated & profitable during this busy time of year? We compiled the 10 best tips and tricks from both the employee & CEO’s perspective in all types of industries.
For Employees:

1. Planning Ahead

Staying organized at work is crucial especially when you have a million other things on your mind. Make a list of thing to accomplish and time them by the minute so you know what needs to be done. Obviously, there’s a chance things won’t go perfectly but it’s better to have a plan and change it than not to have a plan at all.

2. Encouragement in your Space

Obviously to stay motivated, you must be able to enjoy what you are doing. Remind yourself of why you do your work by hanging up items from your most successful project or campaign or put up words of encouragement to remind you to stay focused.


3. Clean Up your Office

The holiday season is a slower time for more business so use the opportunity to clean your work space. Get rid of old papers you don’t need or organize items into files. A clean space will give you a clear mind and a great start to the new year.


4. Get Some Exercise

Sitting at a desk for several hours a day can drain your energy. Add holiday treats in the mix and you’ll feel like you need a nap at 2PM. Adding movement into your day can help. Whether it’s taking a walk at lunchtime or doing some stretches at your desk, finding time for exercise will give you more energy and you’ll feel more prepared to complete your tasks.


5. Treat Yourself!

Reward yourself for your achievements. Even if it’s something small like a piece of candy, buying something for yourself or maybe taking a personal day after completing a big assignment. It will give you a sense of pride and keep you motivated to do more work.


For CEO’s:

1. Set Goals for your Team

Holidays are a great time to see what goals you have until the end of the year. Have managers meet with their employees to evaluate their goals to meet and possibly exceed for the rest of the year.

2. Set the Example

Employees tend to follow the example set by their superiors. So if you’re working hard, they’ll work hard. The same situation will happen if you decide to slack off. Keep them motivated by staying motivated yourself.

3. Keep a Positive Environment

Allow your employees to get into the holiday season by letting them decorate their office space if they want. Also showing more appreciation to them will boost their moods and overall create a more positive environment. A positive environment means positive employees, which keeps productivity high.

4. Be Flexible

Your Employees will have a lot going on this time of year so try to be more flexible with them. It will make sure they’re focused on work while in the office but you can also give them more time to spend with their families. This will keep them happy while still being motivated.

5. Celebrate!

Organizing holiday parties are a great way to celebrate the end of the year and reward your employees for their work. Try to organize one during a workday to create a fun environment that doesn’t interfere with your employee’s personal time. It will be a fun break for your employees and they’ll pay you back with hard work.

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