December is generally a pretty busy time of year for people, especially personally. With the holidays, there’s lots to do and places to be.
In the past this caused a huge amount of stress for me in my business.
Because I didn’t adjust my business schedule to work FOR me.
You see, I love my time alone. I need time by myself each weekend to do things I enjoy and aren’t work related. My work week is significantly affected if I don’t do that.
And my personal rhythm is to slow down in December. I want to curl up on the couch and watch my favorite programs (my favorites are murder mysteries where there’s also light-hearted humor). I want to put old favorites on the TV and put together jigsaw puzzles (or sit in silence). I want to read something that’s been on my shelf all year.
December for me is about slowing down, taking time for myself, and reflecting. It’s also about taking days off to spend with family and celebrate.
And if I don’t adjust my schedule for these things, I will drive myself batty.
So, here are some quick tips (that I’ll elaborate on in this week’s Live Stream):
- What are your non-negotiables?
For me, they’re things like family Christmas’s and recharge time.
- What are the one or two things that you most want to complete this week for your business? These are the things that if nothing else is accomplished, will make you feel like you moved forward this week.
This is usually important, but this time of year it’s super important for me. It moves my business forward and gives me permission to take care of myself (or do something else) at this time of year.
- What can wait?
Some things we think we should get done before the end of the year and put a huge amount of pressure on ourselves, but honestly, they’ll wait until January. Or, in some cases, we can let them go completely.
What it all comes down to is: know thyself.
What’s going to support you this holiday season?
Are you like me and slowing down or are you ramping up and going full speed? One’s not better than the other, what’s important is what works for you.
Join me here on Wed (Dec 14) at 10:30am to learn more about preparing yourself and your business for the holidays and ask your questions.