11/22/2011 10:00 am ET

How To Stay On Top Of Your Work During The Busy Holiday Season

Work life balance is always a struggle, but the holiday season presents its own certain brand of stress for those of us trying to juggle a successful career and an involved family. From November to January, there seems to be little time available to stay late at the office or finish up a project over the weekend. Even our lunch breaks are filled with quick errands and shopping trips. It's a social time of year and everyone wants to be able to enjoy their friends and family.

The snow feels new and crisp instead of obnoxious and slushy. It's just begging us to step out of that office and onto the street. You can pretend that you’re running to get a peppermint mocha because you need the caffeine, but we all know that it's just nice to be bundled up in a hat and scarf, walking through the snow. 'Tis the season for holiday cheer, after all.

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