I’ve spent more than one holiday in the past stressed out, exhausted, overwhelmed, and disappointed.
Add running a business to the holiday to-do list, and I know this time of year can kick up a lot.⠀
The past few holiday seasons, I’ve gone for less stress and more calm and FUN. The season, I’ve been focused on ease and leaning back while still showing up.
Want to join me?⠀
Here are 5 Easy Tips for an easeful, joyful, and fun holiday week (and every week after!):
1. Decide not to do it all. Do LESS, better.
I mean, really and truly. Decide this. Embody this. Live by this. It’s holiday, life, and business-changing.
Not only is it impossible to do it all, attempting to will sabotage your business success and happiness. Ditto for your holiday season.
2. Schedule self-care. ⠀
I know you’ve heard this one before, but are you actually doing it?
It’s easy to put ourselves on the back burner this time of year. There are a million and one excuses, right?! But, it’s when you say you ‘don’t have time’ that REAL self-care is that much more important.
I’m a big fan of scheduling this in like any other appointment and taking it just as seriously. If you knew you'd get charged a cancellation fee, you'd show up for yourself.
3. Mindset practice + exercise⠀
No matter what’s going on, carving out time for my daily mindset work is non-negotiable. Over the holidays, it’s just as much of a priority (if not more!). Even if you only have a few minutes this is game-changing for how you think, feel, and respond throughout the day. Not to mention, this is the rocket fuel for your business results, but I digress.
Now, I’d be lying if I said squeezing in my run was a breeze over the holidays. But, exercise is one of the best ways to ensure we get through ANY season with a sense of calm. Just like your mindset practice, this doesn’t need to be a full-blown thang to give you massive benefits in the ease, joy, and fun department.
Whether you have a team or not, you can delegate and bring more spaciousness this season. If you have a team, look for what else you can hand over to free up some whitespace.
If you’re flying solo, look for the places in your life you can ask for help, then do it! Sometimes this means asking your partner to lend a hand (wash the dishes, pick up the kids, drop off a gift) or ordering delivery to give yourself that cooking time back.
5. Buy yourself a gift :).⠀
I know, this isn’t what the holiday spirit is all about...but, I think there’s something pretty amazing about buying yourself a thoughtful gift. This is extra important for all my heart-centered givers who have a tendency to put themselves last.
Put yourself first, show yourself some love, and get yourself the gift you really want. This doesn’t have to be spendy (though, have at it). This is about showing yourself some love, so you’re able to share it with others from a full cup.
Do any of these jump out to you? Hit 'reply' and let me know!
Wishing you a calm, fun, and happy holiday!⠀