The time between Christmas and New Year’s is always one of the more interesting weeks of the year. This week brings about a state of slowness where I am never quite sure what to do. Should I relax and enjoy this week by spending it with family and friends? Or should I be diligently working to make sure that the New Year starts off on the right foot? Like most things, a balance between the two is needed. In honor of this Week of slowness, here are my Top Five things to do when no one seems to be doing anything.
- Clean up the workspace: To start the New Year without distractions, tidying up files around the workspace is a great way to use the downtime. While my dad says this is a good time to clean out the filing cabinet, I lean towards cleaning out the email inbox.
- Reach out to friends: The Christmas Holiday season can be hectic, but it is also a great time to check in on family and friends. A short “happy holidays hope all is well” text can go a long way to check in on someone you may be out of touch with.
- Study something new: Downtime can do wonders for studying something new. This could range from reading a new book or learning how to solve a Rubik’s cube. Taking the time to sit down and focus on something new is a great way to re-stimulate the mind.
- Write out goals for the New Year: The New Year brings along new things that want to be accomplished. Get those ideas onto paper and you are 42% more likely to achieve them. Source
- Donate old items: The holiday season is a time of giving and there is no better way to do so then donating old items that you do not use anymore. This can range from unworn clothes or outgrown toys. Donating them can put them to good use by someone else as they try new things.
As the 2020 Week of slowness is sandwiched between two holiday weekends, it offers a unique opportunity to get things in order so that the New Year can start off strong. The team at Here I Am wishes everyone a safe and happy Christmas season as we move into 2021.