Do you find it difficult to wind down for the festive period? Well, you’re not alone. Many business owners find it difficult to switch off and spend time with families over the Christmas holidays.
Whether you’re extremely busy or feel incredibly guilty about not being available to clients 24/7, there’ll be plenty of excuses for you to pick out at any given moment on why you can’t put down your phone. From experience, we advise winding down for Christmas, and here’s how.
Give Yourself Some TLC
We get it, it’s difficult not to think about work and clients at every given moment of the day. But, you need to know when to shut off and spend some alone time with your family. Why? Because you’ll burn yourself out.
You’re no good to your business if you run yourself into the ground! Admitting that you need some down-time is the first step to guilt-free relaxation, so stop fighting yourself and have a well-deserved nap.
Prioritise Your Tasks
Does this task have to be done now? Can it wait until a working day? If you make it your mission to get the ‘big’ stuff done before the Christmas holidays, you’ll give yourself more time to relax. It’s a win-win.
If you work with clients, make sure you let them know which days they’ll be able to reach you and when you’re having days off. If it’s not important (which it probably won’t be) then it can wait.
Make a Master Plan
Create your plan of action before December hits. Write down everything that needs to be done before January and work through the list. Prioritise by what’s most urgent and delegate where you can.
Keep your list to the point, don’t add anything that doesn’t need to be done as you’ll end up rushing your work. If you keep yourself organised through the weeks leading up to Christmas, you’ll be able to smash your listen in time to have a very Merry Christmas!
Get Your Christmas Shopping Done and Dusted
Something that we can all agree on; Christmas shopping is one of the most stressful activities ever created. The shops are packed and that’s assuming you’ve come up with some present ideas.
The best way to tackle this is to face it head-on. December is not as long as you think it is! Grab yourself some great Black Friday deals and get the job done as early as you can.
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