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Five skills you can learn during the holidays

G. Shrivastava

December 21, 2022

The end of the year brings with it many festivities, along with the opportunity to recover from the madness of the year… and reinvest in yourself! Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from the experiences of your loved ones, and the people you meet at the many get-together and parties, and improve yourself.

Here are five skills that you can learn during the holidays, so that you shine out in every event that you attend in 2023!⁠

🎄 Networking & Interpersonal Skills⁠ Year-end parties are the perfect place to polish your networking and interpersonal skills. Don’t stick to your old groups and people you know — mingle and use this opportunity to practice your elevator pitch when you introduce yourself to new people at the parties, and polish those networking skills in anticipation of the new year!⁠

🎄 Team work & Collaboration No better time to use your collaboration skills than Christmas, especially during volunteering events and parties. Put on your team-work hat and get ready to roll up your sleeves to decorate the Christmas tree, pitch in at the soup kitchen, or help your friend prepare for the year-end party. Lessons in team-work learnt during the holidays will go a long way during the year.

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🎄 Time Management You might not be working, but you’re still going to run out of time if you don’t plan wisely — shopping for gifts, spending time with family, volunteering at the neighborhood soup kitchen, visiting friends, preparing meals…who’d have thought that the holidays could teach you time management? ⁠

🎄 Diversity, Inclusion & Equity⁠ You might have your favourite rituals and traditions, but don’t forget that we live in a multi-cultural society and everyone has their own customs. If there was ever a moment to keep an open mind, and embrace diversity, this is it! You will meet all kinds of people at the year-end parties. Remember to work towards creating a positive atmosphere where everyone feels welcome!⁠

🎄 Empathy & Emotional Intelligence⁠ The holidays are the perfect opportunity to build your emotional intelligence in a fun way. Take a few days to reinvest in your well-being, focus on strengthening your relationships, practicing empathy and working towards a better you, that’s ready to tackle 2023 with great energy and enthusiasm!