Know and avoid your stressors
I can’t cook anymore. Well, honestly, I don’t cook and for that, my family is thankful. I’ve been known to serve “hard-boiled” eggs that didn’t quite make it or create a family “heirloom” cake and forget the sugar. I’m not sure what happened, but, it did and has created hilarious holiday stories for all to share. It’s now part of the tradition. I’ve accepted that taking a “dish” to a party isn’t in my wheel house. For that reason, I am thankful that bakeries exist and rolls and chips are welcome to any party. I’ve decided to stay merry by “outsourcing” my pain points.
Find new ways to approach tedious tasks
Christmas cards are wonderful and I loved to send and receive them. However, after a few years of watching pennies, I discovered that Facebook was keeping people up-to-date easily and that Christmas Cards, while fun to receive, are pricey (add postage to that and it’s a costly proposition). I’ve had requests from many family members and friends to keep up my newsletter, so, this year, I sent my greetings electronically. So far, the feedback has been beyond positive; I’ve re-claimed some hours so I can do other things and saved a few dollars as well. Think about what you may be able to do differently.
If you are in the job market, don’t take too long of a break and think of a few of the following tips to get off to a great start in 2020.
- Create a Job Search Schedule. The most important part of the holiday job search is to keep up the momentum. …
- Make the Lack of Job Applicants an Advantage for You. Many job seekers take a break during the holidays. …
- Reconnect with Your Contacts. … Network, network, network. Drop your contacts a “holiday” update.
Merry Christmas to all. Here’s a toast to a wonderful 2020!