Last Thursday was Thanksgiving…a sacred time to gather together with family and friends and give thanks.
It’s also a time to battle for the last can of cranberry sauce at the grocery store, consume thousands of calories, brave the midnight crowds on Black Friday, bust out the holiday decorations, zone out to endless hours of football, and hope you make it home after traveling in a snow storm on the busiest travel day of the year.
Between the soporific effects of the tryptophan in turkey and the hectic running around, it’s not a mystery why we’re all feeling a little sluggish this week. It’s a lot!
However, we need to be mindful of not continuing our turkey nap at the office. Time to re-energize and re-engage at work and leave the comfy sweatpants and turkey sandwiches at home.
3 Ways to Re-Engage at Work After Thanksgiving
These last few weeks of 2018 are going to fly by, and it’s critical to finish strong. Put down the shopping list and turn off Amazon, time to revisit your list of goals, project deadlines, deliverables, and to-do lists and make sure you’re on track to complete everything on time.
This is an overwhelming time of year with millions of competing priorities, and it may be difficult to fully focus on one big thing. Therefore, think small. Go for the little wins, the tiny victories throughout the day. Build some positive work momentum with a returned email, an engaging meeting, or a completed task. It doesn’t need to be big for it to count.
We are all super busy this time of year and it’s easy to hyper-focus on our own issues, but there are always others in greater need. Extending a helping hand, a kind word, or a boost of support to a colleague or co-worker is one of the most effective ways to re-engage.
The holidays are simultaneously wonderful and challenging. We look forward to these weeks all year long, and then try to “do it all” at the end of the year. Above all, this is the time of year to be good to yourself, to be kind to yourself, and to Woman UP!