The holidays can be an overwhelming time, especially for boss babes who have businesses that depend on them. However, there’s a few tricks you can use to maintain your frame of mind, and hit off 2017 like an absolute boss.
4 Tips On How You Can Maintain Your Boss-ness Over The Holidays
Take time for self-care
It’s so easy to look outside yourself for the answers on why it feels like there’s not enough time, or wondering what to you should do next, but often your best answers come from inside yourself!
When you quiet your mind and think about your real goals and what makes you happy, the overwhelm will subside.
Take time for self-care, journalling how your past year has been and gearing up for 2017 without the distractions of social media, and the internet. Seperating yourself to catch up on clearing your head, cleaning up your work space, and relaxing with a good book can open up your mind to ideas that you might never have thought of if you were rushing from one to-do to the next.
There’s a lot of expectations on you during the holidays, like what to get for your bestie, and showing up to every holiday party, but remember if you don’t take time to recharge, you won’t be able to be your best self, and that will reflect in every area of your life and business.
Mentally prepare yourself for awkward conversations
Yes, this is going to be the time of the year where you’re faced with awkward conversations on everything from “Wait, why are you still single?” to “When are you gonna get a real job?” Sigh.
Sometimes family members just don’t get it, but it doesn’t mean that they don’t care, or don’t love and support you. Mentally prepare yourself for these questions, or come with a few ideas in mind for when you have to ‘conveniently’ change the conversation topic.
Keeping the holidays stress-free means not getting sucked into conversations that you just don’t feel like, and being able to leave the conversation feeling better off than before, not wondering why people just don’t understand your online business.
Recognize every moment as an opportunity for growth
If you’re working on your elevator pitch for your biz. Your family can be an amazing soundboard
If your grandma doesn’t understand your social media consulting job, maybe she isn’t the only one. Practicing explaining what you do, and how it helps people on your family members can be a great way to determine if you’re really explaining your product offering the best it can be explained. By perfecting this, when you get back to your laptop, you can jump back into your marketing making sure you’re getting your message across.
Be open to sharing what your day-to-day looks like, and the objectives of your business and if your crazy aunt gets it, you better believe your target audience will too.
Also, you never know if a second-degree connection of your cousin might be the perfect person who is in need of your help, and all they need is a gentle reminder that you’re open for business for you to get a perfect referral.
Remember the reason for the season
When you’re a workaholic (like me) it can sometimes feel like torture to pull yourself away from your laptop to indulge in another helping of dinner, but remember why you’re doing all this.
If you’re working hard so that one day you can enjoy life, relax, and spend time with the people who you love, remember that ‘one day’ is today!
Don’t feel guilty to spend quality time, laugh, and catch up with the people who love you most. Your inbox will be there when you get back, but you only get one holiday 2016 so create memories that you can cherish. If you’re afraid that your business is going to blow up if you’re away from your laptop, remember to conquer your fears and recognize that most of the world is enjoying their holiday time, so you can too.
How do you maintain your boss-ness over the holidays? Let us know in the comments below!