Holiday season is upon us! We’ve waited all year to smell the turkey, greet the extended family, and clink foaming glasses. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with holiday cheer between juggling parties, shopping, hosting, and working from home.
Maintaining focus through the chaos is the first step towards a productive holiday break from your Phoenix office space.
Make a Plan
It all starts with a plan. Decide on what you can realistically accomplish over the break under a worst-case scenario, and then communicate 75% of that goal to everyone. Something always comes up that takes you away from your office space in Arizona work, but accounting for these unexpected detours ahead of time will help minimize your holiday stress.
Take a Few Days Off
When you first get on your hard-earned break, the first thing you are going to want to do is relax. Give yourself a deserved rest from your office space in Arizona. After a couple of days you should feel refreshed enough to start taking serious cracks at your work with improved efficiency.
Pace of Work
Multi-tasking is only useful when it increases productivity. While you may be able to get a jump on your holiday shopping, doing so while also trying to complete work will likely make both tasks more inefficient. If you have decided to do several tasks over break, narrow your focus down to one at a time. Don’t try to juggle workloads at home like you do at the office. Instead, try focusing on one task at a time so that holiday interruptions will come after the completion of a task, rather than the start of several.
During the rest of the year, you might find yourself getting an adrenaline rush from pushing deadlines. However, maintaining that tack during a holiday break can be difficult, as you are likely pushing yourself under less-than ideal conditions. While you may be used to managing work across a multiple screen set-up in your quiet office space in AZ, you are probably not in these conditions during holiday.
Instead, you may be cramming work on your 15-inch laptop, while desperately trying to drown out the noise of the half dozen children that now occupy your house. That same fun adrenaline rush has been replaced by stress and frustration, which can ruin your holiday. By getting work done early, you can avoid having to finish something urgent in a headache-inducing workspace.
Enjoy The Holiday
This is the last and most important step; enjoy your holiday! How often do you see your friends and extended family? Your office space in Arizona is always minutes away, your family might not be.
What are your battle-tested tactics for getting work done during the holidays away from your Phoenix commercial office? Let us know by commenting on our LinkedIn page and be sure to direct any Tempe office space inquiries to Camroad Properties.
WRITTEN BY: Portia Dempsey