Tips on How Entrepreneurs Can Unplug Over the Holidays
Updated: Dec 18, 2020
2020 has been a year like no other for business owners and entrepreneurs. Employers continue to take massive hits to their business or organization due to the pandemic – whether it’s shutting down completely or temporarily, shifting to working from home, or coming up with new strategies to push through COVID-19 – it has been busy, uncertain, and stressful.
We know that things aren’t going back to normal anytime soon… but it’s important during times like these to take a step back to unwind and remember to be grateful for your health, family, and friends.
Below are a few of our tips on how you can reflect and unplug during the holiday season.
1. Step away from your phone, laptop, and emails.
This is a tough one. As a business owner or entrepreneur, you’re passionate about your company or organization and love to work, so stepping away from it for a bit may be challenging. But when you’re taking some time off it’s important for your mental health and well-being to enjoy it. Instead of cutting out access to your devices completely, decide how you can periodically check for updates.
We know… the last thing you probably want to do is exercise during your time off but taking some time to get physical can help you relive some stress. It doesn’t have to be your traditional workout regime either… you could go for a long walk, play catch with your dog, winter activities with your kids, etc. The pandemic does make doing these sorts of things more challenging, but if you have a backyard… definitely take advantage of it!
Take some time before you start each day to quiet your mind. Whether it’s doing a couple of breathing exercises or journaling, reflecting on the things that you are grateful for or the things you want to improve on... it will definitely start you off with the right mindset each day.
4. Keep your mind active.
There’s nothing wrong with spending some time binge watching Netflix to unwind and relax, but don’t do it for your entire time off… it won’t make you feel very good in the long run. Instead, remember to take some time throughout your holiday to keep your mind active as well. Read that book you haven’t had a chance to crack open, listen to that podcast you need to catch up on, etc.
5. Establish a better sleep schedule.
Being a business owner or entrepreneur is exhausting. You got a lot on your plate between managing employees, ordering supplies, dealing with accounting issues, etc... so you can be left feeling a little drained sometimes. Take some time to work on your sleep schedule by going to bed and waking up the same time everyday, avoid going to bed too late, and stay away from sleeping in too much.
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