Do you get excited when you realize that Christmas and the end of year are just around the corner?
Or is it more a feeling of sinking dread in the pit of your stomach? Whatever your thoughts, there is no denying that the lead up to the end of the year is a stressful time.
There are goals to achieve, deadlines to meet, holidays to consider, and crowds of people to navigate at every shop.
Stress is at an all time high.
So, you need to implement the 3 P’s of stress management…
Don’t let the end of year sneak up on you. It comes around every year, so don’t be surprised by it, leaving yourself completely unprepared. Work out a plan of what you have coming up, what needs to be completed and what can be left until the new year. This should be in all areas of your life - work, family and social.
Once you have your list of things to do, put a plan in place so you know when you need to do everything to avoid missing deadlines. It might be useful to add things to a calendar, have a to do list, or use a record management system to keep track of everything. Your brain can only remember so much...