I enjoy the Holidays. They are my second favorite time of year.
What I do not like about this time of year is the down time. No one wants to start a project going into a long weekend. (Do they think that it is going to cut into their turkey and shopping time? I mean, we are talking about what you do at work here!)
For the last two days we have done nothing but â€œhousekeeping.â€ (Sounds like work, eh?) But in actuality consists of nothing more than the majority of people sitting around saying how bored they are, and that they should let us go home. I know that there are those of us who are actually busting their posteriors right now, but from my vantage point they are few and far between.
I am by far not a workaholic. I just hate being unproductive. If I am not doing anything at work, I would rather be home with my wife and my son. (Soon to be two sons! :)) But that is not to say that I do not want to do my job. If I am accomplishing something at work, I would readily stay as long as it takes to get the job done.
So, let us go back to my title question. Is the lack of productivity in the workplace during the latter half of November, the month of December and the first week of January a contributing factor in Holiday Depression? I guess it depends on the person. But donâ€™t you feel like less of a person when you are not accomplishing anything?