Generally, I despise the “one giant goal at the beginning of the year” approach…[My previous] idea was that I would focus on one goal a month; that goal would become a habit; then I just add on the next goal at the beginning of the next month. That method is no longer working out for me.
It is important – no, necessary – to recognize that we will all lose loved ones in our lives. It is likely that someone in your company will lose a loved one while working there, and so you must make your bereavement policy clear.
Sometimes, all we need is a little space. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, overworked, and simply frayed, trying giving yourself some space. That may mean space away from what you’re working on – taking a week off! – or some distance between yourself and people around you.