Ah, the holiday season. No matter what your walk of life, it's an exciting time -- but it can often be a very testing one as well. If you’re in marketing, it should come as no surprise that 62% of those in the industry describe themselves as “stressed,” “overly stressed,” or “stressed to the max." (And that’s just on an average day.) Flash forward to the final days of the year and the numbers are bound to rise even higher. If you're feeling the weight get a little heavier on your shoulders this month, you're certainly not alone, but that doesn't mean you should take it lying down.
Everyone procrastinates. Our minds trail off... We get distracted, perhaps we start thinking about how we need to watch Stranger Things 2 on Netflix or how the whole platform is really killing it with its original content and how you hope they --- Oops. See, there I go. Procrastination, distraction, and train of thought can take even the most diligent of people off track, but in the working world, we all need to develop tactics and tricks for getting passed them and staying productive throughout the day.
I used to think being a multitasker was awesome. In fact, it’s written in my Twitter profile: “Master Multitasker of all the things.” I was kick-ass at working while going to college (sort of). When I became a mom, I thought it was awesome I could prep dinner while being on a conference call and working on client projects and also helping my kids with their homework.
Finding happiness is one of the most common struggles for people of all ages and backgrounds. It’s also a subject Shawn Achor is very familiar with. The winner of numerous teaching awards at Harvard University, where he’s delivered lectures on positive psychology, Achor is one of the world's leading experts on the connection between happiness and success. Shawn's research on happiness has graced the cover of Harvard Business Review, led to over 2.6 million views on his TED talk, and even caught the attention of Oprah, so it's pretty safe to say he knows how to put a smile on your face.