How Will You Survive the Holidays?

Ah, the Holidays:  snow, caroling, goodies, presents, decorations, and abundant good cheer. 

But, with the good times come the bad:  slippery roads, taxes, credit-card debt, inventory, employee

absenteeism, balancing the books, and more stress than at any other time of year.

Business Institute has solutions
for holiday anxiety---

or for on-the-job stress any time
of the year.

Below are some thoughts from one of our many qualified teachers, Lydell Manning.

Lydell has a bachelors degree in Vocational Education from SIU-Carbondale, and has been an

instructor and personnel trainer for ten years. One of the classes he teaches is “Stress and Time Management,” especially relevant for the holiday season.

Some tips for this hectic season:

  • Keep a sense of humor. Laughter is a great remedy to deal with stress. Try to create fun. 
  • Try to maintain routines and schedules. 
  • Maintain your regular physical fitness routines and exercise.
  • Try not to overextend yourself. Admit you cannot take on the jobs of four people! Be willing to ask for help—and to accept it when offered.
  • Talk with close friends or family in lieu of keeping things bottled up inside.
  • Create new traditions at work or at home.
  • Make a list of things you are grateful for. To quote the famous song from the movie White Christmas, “Count your blessings instead of sheep.” (1)

The holidays can be stressful, but there is help. The Business Institute is ready to provide the means of coping with stress and time management, during the holidays and beyond. Training can be customized to meet the needs of your business or agency.  Give us a call at 815-291-6981. 

Happy Holidays from the Business Institute staff”

(1)  “Count Your Blessings,” Irving Berlin, White Christmas, 1954, Paramount Pictures Corp.

Written and submitted by Mary Zierold Holcomb, freelance writer

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December 2007