10 ways to balance your personal life and business during the festive season
4th December 2019
Let’s be clear, it’s extremely important that you
make plenty of time available for enjoying the Christmas festivities with your
family and friends, leaving the needs of your business to one side if only for
a few days – you know you deserve it!
But it’s not an easy thing to do, achieving the
right balance between your personal time for enjoying the festivities and the
demands of business can be difficult to manage. That’s why the following 10
tips will help to smooth the way and ensure the balance is just right….
Preplan and prioritise – before you do anything, sit down and plan out your time, setting down your personal and business priorities for the festive season; what’s a must do, what can wait etc.
Don’t worry about the little things – business stuff will still be there in January! Focus on the here and now; enjoy your Christmas.
in your business where you can – if you’ve identified priority tasks that must
be completed, why not outsource to a Virtual Assistant. Glow Virtual Assistants
offer a number of services such as administration, bookkeeping, event planning any
much more, all delivered by an experienced team.
extra help with domestic and personal stuff, like cleaning, cooking, childcare,
shopping or errands, either from family/friends or professionally, to ease the
strain. That sounds good doesn’t it!
support to give you clarity, balance and direction in your business and life – get
yourself a business coach by joining HBR Superwomen Membership Club, let them
help to guide you.
some down time – make ‘making memories’ with family and friends over the
festive season a priority over making money from business.
some fun and rest to recharge those batteries – you might not even realise
you’ve become a little jaded and tired! Taking time out will ensure that you’re
ready to start 2020 with lots of energy to run your business and even take it
to new levels.
sure to SET BOUNDARIES – if you do have to work all through the Christmas
period (which is likely if you run a seasonal business) then be clear about
when you will work and when you will play, and make sure your staff and family
know this too!
sacrifice your wellbeing – as a business owner you will be managing your
business (plus all the extra responsibilities, e.g. parenthood) throughout the
year so remember to use the festive season as a way to replenish yourself and
not just to stop work in favour of family responsibilities and festive duties. Whilst
trips to see Santa with the family are all well and good, a spa break or
afternoon tea can do wonders for the soul. That sounds good!
some headspace from your business – taking a step back will allow you to
strategically reflect on your business and make better plans for its future
success (so taking personal time away from it will actually strengthen it!!)
There’s no one solution, no one size fits all when
it comes to successfully achieving your work / life balance over the festive
period, but hopefully you’ve now got some pointers that will help you to make
time to enjoy yourself in the knowledge that you’re not neglecting your
business – in fact, you’re probably going to make it stronger when you return
refreshed in 2020.