The year 2021 is quickly coming to an end, and we are about to enter the holiday season. As exciting as it is to think about holiday cookies, hot cocoa, and sleigh rides, I know a particular group of people who are preparing for their busiest time of year. No, I am not talking about Santa elves, although they are a close second. Instead, I am referring to my small business owners out there. I have worked closely with many small businesses throughout my career. One thing I can say for sure about them is that they are hard workers.
I know that you small business owners often wear many hats when it comes to running your business (in some cases, all the hats). This can make the busy season that much more difficult. You of course want to take advantage of these busy months, get your products out to your customers on time, and get those positive reviews. But I want this to be your reminder that the holidays are for you as well. This sacred time is for winding down, spending time with family, and eating your heart out. Just because it’s an extra stressful and busy time for business, you shouldn’t miss out on the holiday season joy. I will share with you my three best tips for prioritizing your mental health as a small business owner during the holidays, so you can enjoy this time while killing it in business.