Once upon a time, there was a hard-working salesperson. She’d had a good year, and was close to hitting all her targets. However, the end of the year can be a strange time for businesses, as the salesperson found out.
She was sending out of emails, making lots of calls, but no matter what she tried, nobody responded. It seemed like everyone else was winding down, planning their office parties and looking forward to the holidays.
Rather than enjoying the holidays, the salesperson became stressed and miserable.
Look, I get it. If you’ve got a quota to hit and limited time to do it, of course, you’re going to do your absolute best. Good for you!
But it’s also important to take some time to recharge.
A statistic on Stress reported that 61% of people are stressed over work, with an annual cost to employers of $300 billion due to stress-related healthcare and missed work. Over in the UK, 74% of adults report feeling so stressed that they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope at least once in the last year.
It’s simply not worth sacrificing your health to hit your targets.
However, by taking the necessary time off to recharge your batteries, you can actually boost your productivity.
No matter whether you celebrate Christmas or not, please, take some time to switch off. reboot and strategize.
So enjoy the holidays, and start the new year with a bang!