Starting the New Year Right

By the end of December, many people are tired and crave tranquility and quiet. If Christmas has left you feeling weary and overwhelmed, this last holiday of the year is the perfect time to engage in activities that nourish the soul. Here are some ways to gear up for the New Year ahead.

Send your Coworkers a New Year’s cards

Are you feeling guilty because you got too busy and neglected to send out Christmas cards? Don’t. Here is the perfect opportunity to start a new tradition of reaching out to your friends and coworkers. Give yourself the whole month of January to complete this task. The card recipients will be delighted to receive a note from you, even after Christmas day is gone.

Listen to an inspirational speaker

There are many men and women that encourage us and uplift our spirits with their words. Find someone you enjoy and put aside a few quiet moments to listen to their message. An Internet search about gearing up for the new year workload or improving leadership skills is a great place to start.

Tidy your desk

Cleaning is cathartic and helps release stagnant energy. Nothing feels better than to have an orderly work space. Pick one of these spots, set a timer for twenty minutes and get busy. Have two trash bags handy and be ruthless. If an item hasn’t been used in ages, it either gets donated or thrown away. Don’t get sidetracked. If you run into a project that will take awhile to complete, put it away for another day. This time period is for cleansing only. More than likely, once you get into a good rhythm, you’ll keep going well past your twenty minutes. If not, pick up where you left off tomorrow. You’ll at least have a good start.

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Run your office like a Pro! The 2018 Sourcebook helps get your business ready for the new year with leading technology, office products, facilities and furniture items. The 2018 Sourcebook helps you find the right products and services for your business. New products from Scotch, Fiskars, and Blueline (to name a few) have been added to the 2018 Sourcebook. This year’s book features 10, 250 products with 1,169 of them being new additions. With over 2,500 products with environmental attributes, Staples Business Advantage remains committed to helping the environment since 1986. Our focus is on reducing our footprint, promoting green initiatives, and providing eco-products to our customers. View our online link to the 2018 Sourcebook here.

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Share the Holiday Spirit

The holiday season is a great opportunity to appreciate everything you have, and consider giving back to the community. Here are a few ways you can give back this season.

Invite a Neighbor Over

If you’re hosting the traditional family dinner, you probably already have too many people to cook for. Adding an extra plate on the table may not sound like a big deal to you, but it might mean the world to a neighbor who has nowhere to go. If you know someone who is spending the holidays alone, ask them to join you for the family feast. Even if they kindly declines, your invitation will give them a sense of appreciation and belonging.

Volunteer

Working during the festive season may not be your idea of fun; you’d probably rather pass some time at home with your loved ones. However, spending just a few hours on a good cause can be infinitely more rewarding. It will also teach invaluable life lessons to people around you. What’s more, the feeling of solidarity and togetherness you will gain from this experience is the ultimate manifestation of the holiday spirit.

Donate Old Items

The things you don’t use anymore can prove to be priceless gifts for someone less fortunate. Make a list of all the items you no longer want, including old toys, clothes, furniture, and appliances, and ask around to find out if anyone needs them. Alternatively, you can donate them to charity organizations at work. Some companies have donation boxes on their property to make donating easier for you.

The holiday season is a time for joy and celebration. It is also a great time to show your compassion and consideration to those who need it the most, and try to help others have wonderful, lasting memories.