Coping With The Christmas Busy Season
There are always busy seasons during the year but the most important one is the one that extends from late November until New Year’s. If you are like me and most other people it is pretty hard to get anything done on your bucket list during this time.
So what do you do?
You have two choices, try to fit in as much as you can, when you can or a more sensible option is to let things go until mid January when you have more time.
Don’t put more pressure on yourself by adding the pressure of doing things on your bucket list.
When I’m working out a plan for a calendar year I tend to add more things to those months when I know I’m going to have less to do and leave nothing to do for the three months around Christmas if I know I’m going to have a lot to do.
However, this isn’t always the case. For some people they may have much quieter Christmas seasons so it is fine to do extra during those months.
What you need to do is find what works for YOU.
This year I do have extra in November and December but I know my workload will be light and with fewer family commitments I know I will be able to handle it.
When working out what you have to do always overestimate your time. We tend to underestimate how long a task will take so it’s always a good idea to add an extra 25% and work out your time frame from there.
Plan in advance so you can make sure you enjoy your busier seasons and enjoy the downtime in your quieter ones.