Slow Down for the Holidays

The holiday’s are fast upon us. October and Thanksgiving have come and gone, and this week is perhaps the most hectic of the year for most of us..

We are all very busy with our careers, families and the inevitable shopping madness the holidays have become. As web professionals, we need to maintain a balance and continue the upkeep of the many outlets we are involved with.

Oh and did I mention – enjoy the holidays?

Slowing Down

How do you slow down for the holiday? Do you slow down?

Use this opportunity to evaluate what’s most important to you before the end of the year. Cut out any of the “busywork” that’s stressful and time-consuming. Focus on accomplishing the goals that make you feel good – so that you can fully enjoy the friends and family around you.

What I’m Doing

  • Focus in on responding to the students I mentor at the local college. I had a speaking arrangement around Thanksgiving and preparing for that was much more gratifying than filling out my blogging calendar.
  • If you’re a web professional like me, you are probably cursed with many project ideas popping into your head. Take this opportunity to briefly outline the ideas and file them for after the holidays. Evernote is a great tool for this.
  • Taking the time to respond and help others around me with their own projects and tasks. There are a handful of projects we are trying to complete at my workplace and now is a great time for me to relieve some stress from my team.

Start Thinking

So this week, contemplate slowing down and refocusing. Enjoy the food, the family and the friends. Fuse fulfilling work with celebration.

Let me know how you’re going to slow down in the comments below.


I am a web professional, entrepreneur, blogger and hopeful motivator. I co-founded Slocum Design Studio and blog about my experiences on Success is when just one person benefits from what I have to say.


  1. angelee on the 22nd December

    I definitely should slow down this week, especially that I just recently receive quite a bad news for my income and all… At least I have a family to lean on and I’m glad this weekend’s beach overnight chilling would give me a great time to relax, enjoy, eliminate the negative vibes and refocus what to do next year.

  2. Wasim on the 22nd December

    This holiday season as things start to slow down, it’s a great time to look over what you achieved over the year, and what you could improve going forward.
    And working out a plan of action for the next 12 months focusing on what you want to achieve, accomplish, and how you going to do this, and set up tasks, and millstones into your calendar.

  3. jimb0 on the 24th December

    Slowing down? What’s that? I’ll be trying to relax and catch up on a bunch of articles I saved. Maybe try to get off the computer for a bit too.

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