Traditional winter holidays have started and you know what this means. More stress, more work, extra marketing for your business and a little bit (well, actually, a lot!) of juggling between business and family.
Do you actually get what you want out of this Holiday season? Are you approaching your goals wisely? Or you just running around trying to catch up with everything?
Sometimes, the best idea is to take a step (or maybe two!) back and relax. Yes, relax! If you are feeling lost among a number of business challenges, goals and family/personal obligations, the most fruitful you can do is to slow down and reflect on what you have already achieved.
You need to find some time to simplify your thinking so you can actually see the insights you have gained so far. You need to feel good with your accomplishments so you can find the thrill and inspiration you need for new perspectives and facts.
As a business person, you know that people is all that matters, not the content; it all ends to people. You know what? You are one of those people!
Now, it's the time to pace yourself and spend some quality time with your loved ones. I know that you will probably be reading about New Year's business plans and goal lists (I also do this!), but I have some news for you: a burnout is definitely NOT on your New Year's resolution list.
I suggest to put all business-related issues in "sleep mode" (even just a few days will do the trick!) and enjoy yourself with house guests, family get-togethers and shopping in order to get your stress to manageable levels and keep the holiday spirit alive. You will be amazed by the freshness and positivity you will experience in your business, strategies and ideas after a short recess.
Surprise! This is your own game, you write the rules!