Only 11 days till Christmas and everyone seems to be frantic and stress levels are rising. Work pressure, holiday pressure to get everything finished before your break – that is if you have one, as for tourism businesses, it will get even busier.
I felt a bit like that myself, so took a step back and focused on these 4 simple tips below. It's not rocket science, but it's worth reading them. I hope they will help you too!
1. Remember what’s really important to you; e.g. your health (physical and mental health) and the health of your loved ones, relationships with loved ones, the things that make you happy and give you satisfaction such as your business, job, and activities. Remember what’s really important to you, the rest is a bonus. Trust your gut and be true to yourself.
2. Take some time to plan - now! Take an hour or two today to plan the rest of this month. Plan your business and marketing tasks and plan your personal tasks. Some things need to be done right now, some things can wait till the new year. Either way, write down the things you need and want to do and break them into bite-size chunks, and you’ll see: you WILL save time and achieve everything on your lists! It’ll also give you a sense of control in these hectic times and planning will actually save you a lot of time.
3. Get some help! Whether in your business or personal life, sometimes you just need to get some extra help. Who could help you make your life a bit easier at this time of year? Ask them today!
4. Take some time out to relax and refocus. Yes, even if you think you need every minute of the day for all the urgent things, take some time out. If you have routines that help you calm down (like walking your dog, have a coffee with a friend, get enough sleep), do these! You’ll be able to survive the busy times effortlessly. Be kind to yourself and keep smiling!
Be kind to yourself and keep smiling!
Till next week, Marijke
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