Keeping organized during busy times, like Christmas.
|Today is Christmas Eve and Christmas is the season of togetherness and love. Christmas is also the epitome of hectic. It seems like, more than any other time of the year, there isn’t enough time to get everything done. It always seems that there is that last minute gift to buy, someone inviting you over, or dropping in, out of the blue. This can give anyone a headache, but someone trying to run their own business could find this especially aggravating.
We all try to put aside the time to enjoy Christmas, but when you run your own business, this is not always an option. I am still diligently writing my blog posts for Christmas Eve and Boxing Day, but I am spending time celebrating. Want to know how I do it without feeling stressed?
First, I plan. Not everything has to be done during hectic times, like Christmas. Every business person wants to still take care of their clients, even during the holidays. I will be dropping into my Facebook group and wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and writing my blog posts for this week. That is it, though.
Be prepared to decide what events and get togethers are essential. To get everything in, including some work related activities, you must decide which invitations to accept. This is certainly true of those business people whose businesses are new. You want to develop a good reputation among your current clientele and attract more clients.
When you decide what invitations can’t be refused and what business activities you have to do, make a schedule. Do out a specific, written schedule and put it on a bulletin board, the Fridge or anywhere that you can see and follow it.
You can get through the Holiday festivities without losing your mind or disappointing too many people.