Now that Christmas is only a few days away, I’m already starting to think of New Year’s resolutions and such. I’m going to walk-the-walk and follow my own suggestions I discussed in my recent Pro QC newsletter article. I suppose it will make an interesting experiment to see if my success rate is affected by incorporating quality tools in the process.
Anyway, I have a simple recipe for success for a quality holiday season… It’s guaranteed to make you feel all warm and fuzzy.
1) Make it a point to reach out to those you have lost touch with over the year. We all get busy and we’re in a constant state of change, but it’s important to take the time and reconnect with people. There’s no better time than the holidays. It’s important not to get stressed out, but rather slow down and enjoy the time.
2) Don’t get caught up in consumerism. As much as I love marketing, I find the holidays to be highly over-commercialized. We don’t need to spend money on gifts to tell people we care. Spending time with them and enjoying a good meal together are priceless. Of couse, the exception is children because their faces light up in an amazing way when they open presents and think that some supernatural jolly fellow came and left them goodies in the night.
3) Commit to one or two random acts of kindness during this time. Commit to more as part of New Year resolutions. It makes you feel good, and it’s likely to catch on.
2012 was a good year… 2013 is going to be even better!