What an incredible year 2018 has been!
Career wise, it has been very hectic but productive and I am thankful for the experiences that the year gave me.
I am also grateful for all of the support, lovely comments and wonderful connections that I have made. I am looking forward to much of this in 2019!
“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.” William Shakespeare
Sunday greetings to you all, I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend so far!
Weekends are for spending quality time with those we love and generally having that much needed time off from the stresses of work. Therefore this challenge is one which gets you supporting those closest to home.
Being kind to friends and family sounds like it should be a given, however, it is something we can too easily take for granted when we are busy with work, studies or general life, which can result in us becoming unintentionally neglectful of the relationships that matter the most.
I hope you’re enjoying our little elf-less challenges!
Task five – When you get home tonight, turn off the technology and have a conversation with your spouse/partner/loved one or have a conversation with a friend or relative, really listen to them
Taking some time out from technology to really listen to people is essential for our relationships and wellbeing.
If you enjoy this task, then do check out Digitox, a book by Mark Ellis (no relation!) to see the real benefits of taking time out https://www.amazon.co.uk/Digitox-Healthy-Balance-Familys-Digital/dp/1999709802
It’s 1st December and many of us will be dusting off those Christmas jumpers or finding a new way to decorate the office with those old decorations!
Right now, all over the world, parents are scratching their heads to think of new and inventive ways to reintroduce their Elf on the Shelf for their little ones. The purpose of the elf is quite simple; he causes mischief deliberately to encourage children to be on their best behaviour before Santa visits at Christmas. It’s a bit of fun and helps generate excitement leading up to the big day.
But it’s not all fun and games for the parents; there is a committed requirement for creativity, hard work and most of all effort, so what is in it for the adults I hear you cry?! It is simply to see the joy of their children faces (and for them to go to bed on time!).
Spreading joy this time of year can be difficult, so I have given HR Acts of Kindness a festive makeover for advent, for no other reason but to spread joy to all the HR folk from far and wide!