As we enter into the holiday season, we of course are filled with the excitement that comes with it – the excitement of your friends and family gathering together, toys and gifts under a Christmas tree, Christmas lights and decor, Thanksgiving meals galore. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year, right?
For many, it’s not. There are lost family members (which makes this season especially hard,) and for business owners, holidays can either mean no work OR more work with no time. Either way, there are LOTS of emotions going around and for me, this season can bring on anxiety.
I absolutely love getting together with my family, eating some great food and spending time with one another, but as a business owner who is constantly “go, go, go”, it leaves me feeling anxious for my clients.
Do they think I should be working right now?
Is there something wrong with their website?
I really need to be working or I’ll get behind.
The last sentence is what gets me! The thought or feeling of being behind has always given me anxiety. I remember on every report card I received in Elementary School, there was always a comment of “she rushes on her schoolwork”. This stemmed from my hatred of being behind.
Today, I want to share some tips that have helped me navigate this feeling of playing “catch up” during the holiday season. For the first time EVER, I am prioritizing being unplugged and taking on zero client work during the end of the year.
These three things have really taken my mood to a whole new level. I have been sure to be very communicative with my team, present clients and future potential clients in saying that I will be taking time off to rest this season. How will you cope with anxiety during this holiday season?