Can you believe that Christmas is only a week away? Whilst most people will be starting to wind down and look forward to their well-deserved break, for many business owners the holiday is just as, if not more stressful than the build up to it! Are you worried that you’re not going to be able to enjoy the Christmas holidays through fear that your business may not survive without you? Read our tips below on how to switch off over the Christmas holiday!
Literally switch off your devices
If possible, try to keep your devices switched off, at least on Christmas day. If you leave your laptop or smartphone on, you’re likely to keep checking your emails or doing something work-related. Switch it off so it doesn’t spoil your family time!
Enjoy quality time with your family
Don’t feel guilty for taking off a little extra time over the Christmas holiday to spend with your family. Doing things you enjoy doing with your family and friends will give you the opportunity to re-charge your batteries and go back to work feeling refreshed and ready to take on 2015!
Believe it or not, some of our best ideas come to us when we are chilling out! Give yourself time to relax and you never know, you may come up with your next great business idea.
Remember you’re not the only one…
It’s common for small businesses to close over Christmas or only open for a few hours, so it is very unlikely that you will miss anything important or lose customers to your competitors. Most people are likely to be busy spending time with their families and will have already spent their money on Christmas presents so probably aren’t going to enquire about your products or services until January anyway!
The Christmas holidays aren’t supposed to be stressful. Take some time for yourself and you will feel so much better in 2015.