Your end of year survival guide
You’ve almost made it… to the end of 2023! And what a year it’s been.
As we hurtle our way to the end of the year, are you feeling the pressure to get those last few projects completed?
If this is more about surviving and limping your way to a well earned rest, here are my best tips to managing it all.
Your final week survival guide:
1. Be Super Intentional
Get really clear on what matters most. We sometimes have to come to terms with the fact that we can’t do it all. This is the season to double down on focusing your time and energy on those things that will have the biggest impact – for you, your team and the organisation.
I know you can juggle a LOT… but, with only a limited number of days before we all head off on well earnt break, I want you to practise using one simple word – NO.
Every time you say NO, it allows you to stay focused on those activities that matter most
2. Create Thinking Time
With limits to your time and energy in this countdown to Christmas, creating space to think strategically and make critical decisions will be essential to your survival. Take a look at your calendar now and schedule in at least 20 mins of “thinking time” every day.
3. Protect your energy
When people ask me what my number one productivity tip is, my answer is – get more sleep! Intuitively, we all know that we do our best work when we’ve had a good night’s sleep and have taken good care of our mind and body.
Don’t be fooled by how simple these suggestions are.
That’s the beauty of them. They aren’t fancy – but they work.
So I wonder… which of these strategies could make a real difference to how you close out your year?
Here’s to a brilliant end to the year.