Tips for Staying Motivated this Holiday Season
It’s holiday time…which means more office parties, more after-work get togethers, more errands, more stress and more distractions.
So how do you stay focused during the holiday season? How do you keep your employees productive and your business moving forward?
Here’s a few tips:
-Don’t use your lunch hour for shopping sprees
Your lunch hour is designed to give you a momentary break from your day. Sit down and have something eat. Rest your mind and refuel your body. If you spend it racing through the aisles at the nearest big box retailer you’ll likely be exhausted and starving by mid-afternoon. This leads to a lack of production. Plus, if you rush while shopping, you’ll likely miss items on your list or purchase things you’ll only have to return later. Save yourself an extra trip to the store and save the shopping ‘til after work.
-Take a day off
If you work long hours or are too bogged down after work to get your shopping done, take a day off to take care of your holiday errands. Hit the mall, decorate the house, meet a friend for hot cocoa. Cross off whatever tasks are on your To Do list so that the next day you can go back to work fresh and focused.
-Stay away from the cookies, brownies and whatever else your colleagues bake.
We know it’s hard to say no to sweets, but do your best. The excess sugar will bring your energy way up, only to make it plummet again later. Then you’ll be sitting at your desk completely unwilling to do anything more than watch holiday movies and continue eating junk food. Avoid the sugar. Trust us. Your waistline, and your boss, will thank you later.
Due to the chaos of the holiday season, it’s easy to get carried away and let stress take over. It’s important to take a step back and recognize what’s most important. While you’re knee deep in end of the year reports, holiday shopping and gift wrap, try not be a bah humbug. Take a deep breath and remember that this is the season for love and blessings.
-Make lists and stay organized
Preparation is everything. Make a list and check it twice. Write down everything you need to do to prepare for the holidays as well as all of the people you need to shop for. This will help to ensure that everything gets done and all presents get bought in a timely and efficient manner. While we’re on the subject of lists…for anyone who is struggling to find the perfect gift for someone on their list this year, Rymax has included a few items below that are sure to please! For more gift ideas, visit our gift list here.
The Capresso 5-Cup Mini Drip
The Capresso 5-Cup Mini Drip brews just the right amount of coffee for any household. The 24-hour programmable coffee maker features a two-hour warming plate that will keep coffee warm in the morning. With this coffee companion, starting the day has never been easier!
The MCM Liz Medium Shopper
The MCM Liz Medium Shopper bag in Soft Pink and Beige is at the top of everyone’s wish list this year! The reversible tote provides two looks in one and also includes an interior pouch that can be worn as a separate purse.
Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer
Never again will women shudder at the thought of blow drying their hair. A must-have this holiday season, the ultra-fast drying Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer prevents extreme heat damage and results in straight, smooth and static-free hair.
808 Alexa XL-V Smart Speaker
“Alexa, play holiday music.” This season, music lovers everywhere can control their playlist with the sound of their voice using the 808 Alexa XL-V Smart Speaker, the speaker that offers a 360 degree listening experience and multi-room audio. They can even control their smart phone device with the paired app, so they can call an Uber when they’ve had too much eggnog or order a pizza when holiday festivities have rendered them too exhausted to get off the couch.
Make gift giving an easy process this year with the help of Rymax. For more information on how to integrate these must-have products and many more into your loyalty program, contact us today!