The holiday hustle is coming! How can you balance the holidays with your family while being productive in your business? How can you think strategically in your business without sacrificing family time?
In this episode, I share seven ideas to help you manage the holiday hustle. These ideas aren’t prescriptive so pick and choose what works best for you.
7 Ways to Manage the Holiday Hustle in Life + Business
1. Remember You Have Less Time
During the holidays, you have less time, less focus, and lower productivity so readjust your expectations and don’t take on new projects.
2. Take This Time Show Your Gratitude
Love on your people, e.g. your team, subscribers, social media followers. Show the human side of you.
3. Make a List of Everything Going On in Your Business and Life
Grab a sheet of paper. Make one line down the middle vertically. On the left side, write down your business tasks. On the right side, write down your personal tasks. Now take your business task column and determine what’s a “Have To Do” and what items are “Like To Do.” Do the same for the personal side of your list.
Making these lists will allow you to understand the magnitude of all you need to get done and then be strategic about it. Delegate what you can and create deadlines for the “Have To Do” items. Tackle your “Have To Do” list first then prioritize your “Like To Do” items.
4. Communicate Your Needs
You have a lot of commitments right now so communicate what you need in your business and in your personal life.
5. Give Yourself a Gift
What can you give yourself? For me, I dream of shopping with no kids or a day in the kitchen. For you, it might be upgrading your computer or investing in a course.
6. Make Sure the Season is Meaningful to You
You can continue to do the same activities at the same pace or you can slow down and enjoy the season. In our private Facebook group, let us know what makes the season special to you and how you’ll carve out time for it.
7. Dream. Reflect.
Take the time to innovate and evaluate. And don’t forget to make a way to capture your ideas all in one place. (I use the Notes feature on my phone. It doesn’t have to be fancy!)
“This season doesn’t have to be hustle, hustle, hustle.”
Weekly Ops Activity
Grab a sheet of paper. Make one line down the middle vertically. On the left side, write down your business tasks. On the right side, write down your personal tasks. Now take your business task column and determine what’s a “Have To Do” and what items are “Like To Do.” Do the same for the personal side of your list. Now share it in our private Facebook group!
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