Between Thanksgiving and the New Year, the pulls of holiday shopping, time with family, upcoming vacations, and general seasonal merriment can be major workplace distractions. Fortuitously, we’ve discovered a way to combat the classic motivation slump that lurks in office corners every holiday season. By embracing a few stolen moments of mirth, we get the fuel we need to finish strong in 2016.

Enjoying pre-Thanksgiving revelry, complete with pumpkin refreshments

Enjoying pre-Thanksgiving revelry, complete with pumpkin refreshments

Taking five on the ol' pinball machine

Taking five on the ol' pinball machine

Savoring Christmas in a cup

Savoring Christmas in a cup

Caught red-handed in the toffee bin

Caught red-handed in the toffee bin

Sneaking away for a mid-day sugar fix

Sneaking away for a mid-day sugar fix