4 Tips For Managing Holiday Stress

4 Tips For Managing Holiday Stress

Lifestyle | Posted by YouInc.com - December 24, 2013 at 12:00 am

The holidays are supposed to be the most wonderful time of year. However, if you’re a busy entrepreneur struggling to balance the demands of your family life with those of your business, you may find this season to be unmanageable. Here are some tips that will help you cope with the busyness so you have time to enjoy the festivities:

Prioritize. Take a look at your tasks and determine which ones are urgent and which can be put off until later. By postponing some items on your to-do list, you lighten your load and relieve some of your stress.

You may think that you’re handling the stress well, but if you’re not careful, it will catch up to you.

Take care of yourself. When you’re not looking after your body, it begins to affect your state of mind. Make time to exercise and to eat healthy meals. Try to minimize your consumption of caffeine and alcohol. Take a few minutes each day to practice deep breathing or meditation. You’ll be surprised by how much better you feel.

Know when to stop. You may reach a point where your hard work does you more harm than good. It is important that you know when to draw the line and give yourself a break. If you work from home or are chained to a mobile device, it’ll be even harder for you to unplug, but force yourself to do it. When you get back to work after a break you will be rejuvenated and even more productive.

Ask for help. Nobody said that you have to do it all by yourself. Get your family to pitch in at home and consider hiring someone temporarily to help out with your business. Remember, it is sometimes cheaper to pay someone to do your routine tasks than it is to do them yourself.

Entrepreneurs live hectic lives and the holidays are no exception. You may think that you’re handling the stress well, but if you’re not careful, it will catch up to you. Relax and use the holidays as an opportunity to recharge your batteries for the year ahead.

Tags: holiday stress, prioritize, relax, stress management, health

Maria Locker

Mompreneur® Showcase Group Inc. is the trusted national network that supports, educates, and empowers moms in business across Canada. Company highlights include over 14,000 members and subscribers within their online community, presentation of the "Mompreneur® Award of Excellence", and the annual National Mompreneurs® Conference. Maria Locker, Founder & CEO.

Faith Chipman
January 1, 2014 at 1:26 pm
It works even if you have no children and are unmarried too! I like this one. For my busy December (*the busiest month of the year) I book ahead my spa times on Friday nights following work the last two prior to Dec. 25th. It gives me something to look forward to-releasing me from time pressure of my work. I hid out at the Spa on Dec. 25th too. Awesome!
I would like to see more articles specifically for us single women who have chosen to be childless and entrepreneurs. Thank you!

All the best for 2014!

Faith Chipman
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