This is a difficult week to get anything useful done. Everyone is gearing up for Christmas or whatever holiday they celebrate. The roads are busy, stores are packed and kids are getting higher by the day with the excitement.
It is difficult to stay focused on anything.
And yet, as a small business owner, work must go on. This may be your busiest time of year, or you may be using the down time between holidays as an opportunity to do some fine tuning on your products, your marketing or your plans for next year.
And yet, there is all the fun to be had. All the friends to catch up with, parties to go to and family traditions to uphold.
“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.”
— Michael Altshuler
At this time of year balance is more important than at almost any other time, and without a plan that balance can be easily lost.
Take a few minutes now to schedule in the work you need to do, the obligations you know about and even the parties that you have planned. Consider the other activities you want to do during the break and set time aside for those too.
This does not need to be a strict plan that you adhere to with military precision, it is merely a tool to help you get what you want from this time of year.
After all, you don’t want to miss out on your holiday traditions because you are worried about work, and you don’t want to miss out on business opportunities because you have partied all week (or sat on the couch watching old movies and eating candies!).
So take charge this holiday and make sure you can have as much fun as possible, get your obligations dealt with and start the New Year rested re-energized and ready to go.