It’s the most wonderful time of the year but it’s also the most stressful time of the year, especially for moms. We have a lot on our plates and carry a lot of the load around holidays.
MOMS ARE KIND OF LIKE THE GLUE THAT HOLDS EVERYTHING TOGETHER
We do a lot of the shopping, planning, prepping, decorations, traditions, activities, wrapping, hosting, baking and neighbor gifts. And that doesn’t even include all the things we need to do for our business. With your business you might be pushing new products right now, or new services and sales for the Christmas shopping season. There is so much on our minds!
The holiday break is right around the corner for many of our kids. That is a time that should be spent with them….not with emails, websites and new products.
I have learned that being proactive and planning ahead in my business takes a load off my shoulders to make me available for my kids during the Christmas break.
So in our LAST EPISODE OF THE YEAR, we’re talking about planning ahead for the holidays so we can be as present with our family as ever.
1 – Plan the next two weeks of Instagram
Schedule the next two weeks and leave gaps for real-time posting. It helps to use a scheduling app like Planoly. Plus, you get more meaningful captions if you sit down and think about it rather than writing a random blurb in the middle of everything.
2 – Get ahead with email templates.
Think about what kind of emails will come in during the holiday. Go in and write a generic email that you can copy and paste! Now instead of answering the same question over and over, you have a template. It takes one minute to reply personally to each email with templates!
All you need to do is write a quick personalized greeting and attach a template, and they get the same information as other people are getting.
3 – Create an FAQ for potential questions.
Think of all the things people might have questions about around the holidays. Is it pricing? Is it shipping? Is it turnaround time? Be proactive in giving them information so they don’t have to email you and waste each other’s time.
4 – Create a Christmas bucket list with your family and put it on your fridge.
Making sure you’re doing everything you want to be doing and not missing out on those memories because of the hustle and bustle of the season.
5 – Block off family time during the holidays.
Don’t compromise that family time to work on any part of your business.
6 – Schedule holiday activities!
Look at your bucket list and put those things into your calendar! This is so when the holiday break is over, you’re not regretting missing out on activities that would have been so fun!
I promise it pays off to prep your business for the holidays.