It’s a nice feeling to have Christmas all wrapped up in good time.
And like any break, it also feels good to have as much completed as possible before we shut the business door for a few days. This can cause a stressful time – resulting in what feels like a hard landing, as opposed to a gentle controlled descent to the festive period.
Use the distinction of ‘Handled’ versus ‘Complete’.
If it really is essential to complete work, then prioritise that.
And give yourself a break, schedule time after the holiday for anything that’s not essential. This creates a peaceful mindset – although there is incomplete work, it is handled.
And a more peaceful mindset is really useful for making the most of enjoying your time out of the business over this period.