Well it is the time of the year where business practically goes into standstill. Even if you are among the few odd ones who would like to do something (other than shopping), most of your business counter parties would not be around. Every body is on holiday until the new year.
I am not arguing that we should not take a break, in fact most of us deserve the break. However, the break does not mean that whatever challenges that we are facing are having their own break as well. Most indicators such at the stock prices, oil price as well as commodities are fluctuating like yo-yo, with the tendency of heading south.
Perhaps the holiday period could be used to reflect about what's coming in 2009. If sure everybody would be preparing for a very challenging new year given most developed economies would be in recession. Not sure whether too much reflecting and thinking would upset your holiday mood!
Well, to ensure something for next year is for you to figure out something along this line:
- What would be something new that you are going to do?
- What are the things that you are presently doing that you are going to stop?
- What are the things that you are presently doing that you are going to do more?
- What are the things that you are presently doing that you are going to do less?
By being clear of the above, you are also clear how 2009 would be different.
So, holidays are not bad after all if you come out with better clarity of how the challenges in the new year would be faced.