How to Stay on Track During the Holidays

The advent of Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the multiple holidays in December can only mean one thing—derailment.

You know exactly what we’re talking about because it happens to all of us. Parties upon parties, vacations upon vacations, and food upon food start to consume our lives during the last months of the year, and we shamelessly indulge, only to later regret some of our good times as we approach New Year’s Eve and wish we could hit a reset button.

The good news? There are a few ways you can enjoy this time of year and end it without guilt. Keep reading to make this year’s holiday season one to remember, not to regret.

Keep A Schedule

Our #worklifebalanced motto isn’t just a motto; it’s a reminder to stay on track, especially when it comes to time management. The easiest way to properly schedule (and remember to attend!) gatherings and parties is to keep a planner. Some people prefer pen and paper, others prefer Google Calendar and its optional reminders, and some like both! Whether your calendar of choice is tangible or digital, keep it on you at all times so that you have easy access to your schedule when your presence is requested at meetings, appointments, and special events.

Create a Budget

And stick to it!

With costumes and candy for Halloween, food and drink for Thanksgiving, and, well… everything during December, expenses can easily add up. Whether or not you have a little extra cash stowed away or are working with the bare minimum, creating a budget and being mindful about obeying its limitations will help you feel balanced and keep your pockets full.

Take Care of Yourself

No matter the time of year, a wellness regimen is an important one to keep. Whether that means spacing out social gatherings to avoid burnout, following a 10-step skincare routine that makes you look and feel great, meditating daily, or regularly hitting the gym to get your heart pumping and endorphins going, do what makes you feel good and stick to it during the holiday season. Your mind and body will thank you.

Have Fun!

Sounds like the opposite of what we’ve been preaching, right? Everything is acceptable in moderation, and that goes for holiday parties, family feasts, and treating yourself during holiday sales. Indulge to a point that remains comfortable for your stomach and wallet without going overboard.


Feeling ready to conquer the holidays? Of course you are! We believe in you.

Let our multi-location coworking space and event venue with the best amenities around help you stay on track this time of year. Cross Campus members have special access to members-only holiday get-togethers, career-boosting business events, and mentor meetings that offer guidance on business practices, money, and so much more. Book a free tour to get on track today!