For most of us it’s the last week of work – and the struggle? It’s real.
This glorious but, also often, stressful time of year, everything from the piercing sound of the alarm to simply getting to the bus stop (never mind, on time) the smallest, most menial tasks require what feels like a colossal amount of effort.
And then, there are your actual obligations. You know, the ones you’re paid to do, which you’re leaving ‘for later’ while you rearrange the icons on your desktop and stare at a blinking cursor while you procrastinate your way to Christmas. Sound familiar? So will these things, that we’re all guilty of doing this time of year…
1. Online shopping
2. Surviving the week with consecutive hangovers – and thinking it’s acceptable
3. 9am starts becomes a 9.15ish – at best
Work like no-one is watching.
4. “Appointments” begin to pop up in your diary
Because it’s important to see the doctor, dentist and optometrist the week before Christmas.
5. You organise your entire family Christmas from your desktop
It’s just as hard work.
6. You get your out of office meme ready for exactly 5.00pm on Friday
Who says you’ve lost motivation?
7. You constantly refer to issues as a “2019 problem”
8. You eat your body weight in Christmas treats
For showing up, you deserve it.
9. You answer every question with ‘I’m working on it’
No you’re not.
10. You’ve mastered the art of looking busy
Who knew changing your screensaver required such vigorous attention?
11. You form newfound friendships around the office
So what if you’ve actively avoided making eye contact with old mate from accounts all year?
12. You ask everyone about their plans for the break
Anything to kill a minute.
13. Actually clean your desk
Just in time for your two week holiday.
14. Set-up a cheap flight alert
At this point, everywhere is looking good.
15. Substitute heels for sneakers
You need to preserve your strength.
16. Puts makeup on at the end of the day – before drinks
17. Tell everyone how much you have to do before Christmas
Instead of actually doing it, obvs.
18. Avoid eye contact with your boss when they see you reading articles like this