7 ways to set effective boundaries during the holidays

Shopping, cooking, a million holiday parties. In order to get it done—and actually enjoy yourself—you’ll need to be extra ruthless about prioritizing the important things. Here’s how. It’s touted as the most wonderful time of year, but for most professionals, it’s more like the most chaotic quarter of all. As time management expert and best-selling author Julie Morgenstern puts it, there is a stark contradiction between the image of the holidays as an all-relaxing, warm and fuzzy time, and the reality of the pressure coming from every direction.Read Full Story Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2019-11-25 05:00:29 UTC ]
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Fourth Estate wins four-way auction for Brown Girls debut

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