Get a Life!: Taking time off
This is one of those rare weeks when Hanukah, Kwanzaa and Christmas
occur during the same period of time. Federal workers get a 4-day
weekend this year and maybe even a few hours more as offices often
permit early departures the day before Christmas. I, too, will take
some time off and will join you again in 2009.
Meanwhile, if you are thinking ahead, some of the most popular New
Year’s resolutions are also some of the most obvious, according to this page
at the government's usa.gov Web site. This site even links to other
sites that give information and tips on how to follow through on each
Topping the list are familiar ones: Losing weight, managing debt,
saving money, getting fit, eating right and drinking less, getting a
better job, reducing stress at work. We all probably can find something
on the list to pick for ourselves.
The trick to making and keeping resolutions, according to experts,
is not to make too many and to pick something attainable within a
reasonable time frame. Also, if you have broken resolutions in the
past, you should still try again on the theory “if at first you don’t
succeed...” Sometimes writing down the resolution gives it more
Most importantly, if your efforts just don’t work out, forgive yourself.
The coming year promises many new challenges and changes, personally
and professionally. Don’t worry, if it didn’t, we would all be pretty
Best wishes for the holiday and New Year!
Posted by Judith Welles on Dec 22, 2008 at 12:13 PM