Between coping with the cold weather and finding your motivation to get through the holiday season, it may be a nightmare to squeeze in a few more things to do before the end of the year. However, right now is the perfect time to get started on making sure you make the most of the rest of your year. Check out these three things to add to your to-do list.
This time of the year gives you the perfect opportunity to reach out to people you may not have been in contact with in the past few months. Make calls or schedule a get-together to catch up. You can also simply send your seasonal greetings with a personalized card or note. Not only is a card a nice gesture, but it can help you to stay within your budget. Find a way that works best for you and follow up with old friends, colleagues, peers, or mentors.
What is your current status on your annual career goal? You may have already reached it, are close to completing it, or have a long way to catching up. Whatever your status is, it's time to update your strategy and start thinking about your goals for next year. Evaluate and reflect on the things that went wrong. However, don't forget to also celebrate any wins and achievements you had this year.
Map out the rest of your year and plan to round it off on a good note. Make a checklist and get something done, no matter how big or small, so you can enjoy the rest of the holiday season and start off your new year on the right foot. Some of the things you can do may be as simple as cleaning up your resume, setting up meetings with people, and applying for jobs.
What are other important things you need to get done before the end of the year?