The Christmas period can be one of the busiest times of year with your calendar booked with planning for Christmas day, gift buying and more events then you can even think of attending. However, it’s also a great time to schedule in a few moments to unwind from a busy year, spend time with your family and friends. The end of the year is also a good time to reflecting on 2018 and thinking about what you can do to make 2019 count. Whether you’re in a startup, are a well-established business, or are a hard-working employee, Christmas is the perfect opportunity to reflect on the last 12 months and begin planning for 2019.
With this in mind, we’ve outlined our top three activities to do over the Christmas period to set yourself up for a successful 2019.
The end of the year is a great time to look back on the year just gone and put somethings in place to ensure the next year is as good as it can be. Not only does a calendar year provide you with a nice evaluation point to reference, but it can also help with mapping out a timeframe to have certain tasks and goals completed within. Our Now-Where-How Tool is a great guide to help you do this. By thinking about where you are now, where you want to be and how you plan to get there, you will be able to create a 2019 plan to help you focus on your career, your business or strive towards a personal goal. Having a clear plan is essential to succeeding and setting timeframes to meet is just as important. So, take the time over your Christmas break to think about where you want to be in 12 months and put some plans in place to get you there!
With a little extra downtime over the Christmas break, why not spend some of your down time upskilling? Whether it’s swapping your vogue for a one of the top 50 business must reads or finding a short course to plug away with while the cricket is on in the background, upskilling can be easily added into your Christmas downtime period. If you’re looking for something short and sweet, something like listening to podcasts can be a great way to learn and with some only needing a 15 minute commitment, it’s the perfect way to get extra value from some of those longer car rides or commutes.
Christmas is the time of year to be with the people you care about and who care about you. Spending time with the quality people in your life, your family, friends and other support networks around you will go a long way in making sure that you make it through another 12 months happy and healthy. Some other great ways to get into a good headspace are to:
Remember to take some time out this Christmas to appreciate what you have, the people in your life and the things that you’re grateful for. Life, especially when you’re in business, can be hectic and challenging and it’s important to remember why you are doing what you do when things get tough. So, recharge, relax and enjoy the hustle and bustle of the last few weeks of 2018 and get ready for a great 2019.