Labor Day helps us to remember and celebrate the achievements of the American worker. As you enjoy your holiday, here are three Labor Day thoughts to consider:
1. Reflect on the successes of your organization.
We often miss out on the sense of accomplishment from current successes because we are so focused on what needs to be done next. Today, take time to reflect on where your organization was a year ago and where you are now. Identify goals that were met. Setting aside moments of reflection motivates you and your organization to chase the next goal and will save everyone from burnout.
2. Celebrate the accomplishments of your coworkers and employees.
Everyone likes to hear a “thank you” for his or her hard work. You have a tremendous opportunity to encourage those around you. Acknowledge the good work of coworkers and employees. Celebrate their achievements. Create a habit of saying “thank you.” Treat them how you would want to be treated.
3. Take a break from work.
I work hard, and so should you. But not today. Today, spend time with your family. Make memories with your kids. If you do not have to work today, take full advantage of it. Ten years from now, you will not regret the memories made. I promise.
And don’t worry. Your work will still be there for you on Tuesday.