I’m writing over at Work It, Mom! today. My featured post is about ending the calendar year on a strong note at the office. Here’s an excerpt:
The school year creates its own rhythm for our children–each month lines up from August to May in a clear pattern. Their effort begins in the fall, builds throughout the winter, then concludes at the end of the spring. They get summer off to rest, rejuvenate and prepare for the next round.
But when do working moms get our chance to mark a clear finish to one year and the start of the next? I suggest now, in December! The end of the calendar year is a powerful time for us to finish strong and start fresh in our work life. While we’re setting resolutions for the new year, why not do the same for our work year? Finish this year STRONG and start the next with clarity and energy!
And now you’re rolling your eyes at me (I can hear it!). December is the crazy month of school programs, teacher gifts, holiday parties at work, family celebrations, sending cards, late night baking, online shopping, decorating the house, kids out of school, travel, entertaining, and that blasted Elf On the Shelf–how are we supposed to get all that done AND focus on work? Read the rest of the article…
So if you’re looking for ways to finish strong with 2013, head on over to read my story. It has some good stuff in it about assessing this year so you can plan for the next!