This time of year can be so interesting. Our time is filled with stuffing ourselves full of delicious foods and navigating our way through stores to try to “find the best deals”.
Often times, as we are spending more time with those in our personal lives, those who we work with see a bit of a different picture.
We are trying to get out a little early… and it can be so easy to:
- Snap at our peer about not being able to get to the project until next week
- Tell our direct report that we can help them later or that they are “innovative and can figure it out”
Sound a little familiar?
As we are entering into the home stretch of 2016, let’s challenge each other to stay present in each moment.
You totally want (and need) to leave early, and if you are feeling flustered or pressured, take a big- deep breath, and choose to be present in the moment.
Re-center yourself and *think* about what you are going to say before letting the words come out.
Choosing to do this may help you to keep those relationships supported while also communicating what you need to in the moment.