The holiday season is one time of the year almost everyone looks forward to. It’s the period for parties, dancing, and a lot of food-related activities – and who doesn’t love some good food tasting?
No, food is not overrated, I said so!
As a child, I was in love with Christmas and everything festive that came with it. However, with age came the need to be so serious coupled with the fact that I became the one that had to do the spending. Adulting can be so amazing and annoying all at the same time.
But even at that, the Christmas period reminds us of the new year ahead. Christmas and New year preparations bring a lot of joy, happiness, and tingling feeling in the atmosphere no matter how uptight you think your workplace is.
You’d hear things like: “Any plans for the holidays?”
Trust me, if you don’t have plans, you definitely don’t want to say so. People will take you to be a sad person. Who doesn’t love the holidays and who doesn’t love to have at least one plan in mind no matter how little? Even if you don’t, it’s expected that some spontaneous activity will spring up.
Whether you like it or not, that’s a plan! -the fact that you’ve got no plan.
So do something fun at work this period asides the office party or potluck. This post provides activities you can incorporate into your workplace to add that holiday feeling to everything.
Show some act of kindness
You can leave a pack of candy or cookies at your co-worker’s desk. Write a ‘Thank You’ note to someone at work who has been of immense value and support to you this year. Maybe this person has answered so many of your questions and helped you with resolving issues at work. This is the time to say thank you.
These little acts of kindness go a long way in showing pure gratitude and it’s needed this season. You need to start off the new year on a kind note. You can also plan with colleagues to exchange gifts. There is love in sharing, have you gifted anyone anything yet?
Dress up for the season
It’s okay to wear a touch of red or green every now and then until Christmas season is over. Get in the mood and celebrate with every other person. Dressing up includes a smile.
This season brings happiness and good tidings so try to smile and stay cheerful. Be happy. Avoid any confrontation where possible and be uplifted. I’m actually telling myself to dress up too. I’m not so big on fashion, but I’m hoping that I get up to wearing something closely related to Christmas even if it’s an ugly sweater! Haha.
Organize a movie night with colleagues
Invite your workplace buddies to a movie night. It doesn’t have to be something serious or extremely expensive. You can host it at your house. Move the activities away from the workplace. You all have worked all through the year and you deserve to have some fun away from work.
If you have some time left at work, depending on your job, you all can do this after the close of the day or on a weekend.
If you decide to host the movie night in your house, even better. You can find some suggestions here and here. There are also a lot of movies for the season in the cinemas and don’t forget that old movies are equally fun to watch.
You can also organize with co-workers to help the less privileged this season. This activity is very relaxing and is a good way to help show love alongside your colleagues. Help in any way that is comfortable for you. Give to charity. Volunteer in a way that appeals to you.
I’ve had the opportunity to volunteer a few times and while it can be physically demanding, it’s equally so refreshing to me. There’s just this feeling that comes with helping someone in need and I can’t wait for you to experience it too if you never have.
These are a few things you can do before 2018. There is still so much time to celebrate Christmas and the New Year in a beautiful way with co-workers.
What plans do you have with your co-workers? How will you be celebrating Christmas and the New Year? If you have already celebrated Christmas at your workplace, how was the event? Please share in the comment section.
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