Excuse the play on words, but we thought it was super important to create awareness around the subject of being ‘present’ this Christmas.
Yes it’s a super happy time of the year, spent mostly with your family and friends – but we know what it’s like, as entrepreneurs, you struggle to ‘switch off’.
Switching off for any sort of holiday can be hard, which is something we know only too much about.
This time of year is all about being present, not just giving and receiving presents.
Your loved ones cherish the time they spend with you and each other, so the best present you can ever give is you and all of you.
Allow yourself to have a couple of days off – it’s more important than you realise.
Making memories is what most of us do over Christmas, so take it from us who have been there, work on our minds constantly – you can have this time off! It’s absolutely normal to feel guilty for taking time off but trust us – you will feel so much better doing so.
Put your out of office on your emails, deactivate your social media if that’s the thing that distracts you and enjoy the time with your family, children, loved ones.
Seeing their faces on Christmas day – all smiling and happy, will be an incredible thing to see – but if your mind is elsewhere, you won’t be taking in all these fantastic and magical moments (if your children are young enough to make it this way).
We hope you take note of what we have said and know that you’re allowed time off as a self employed person.
Running your own business doesn’t mean running yourself into the ground and not spending time with those you love.
It’s about the right amount of balance.
Now go have a beautiful christmas with those you love and make sure that you’re there both in body and mind.