I’m writing this and it’s almost Christmas.
Then it’ll be New Years.
Then before we know it the busy-ness of spring will be here.
Ohhh, then it’s time to take a summer vacation.
Andd now we have to get the kids ready for back to school.
A year can flash before our eyes and we have no idea how it happens. But what’s inevitable is that we will need time off. YOU need time off. We all do. Even if it’s a small stay-home-and-unplug type break.
4 Tips to Help You Take Breaks in Your Business
1. My first tip is one that is crucial, yet oftentimes overlooked: Allow yourself to be okay with taking breaks. It sounds simple but how often to do find yourself picking up your phone to “check something real quick” and that “real quick” thing leads to another and another… or it just simply leads to wasting time? We’ve all done it. So, let’s repeat to ourselves: It’s okay to take a break! Now, how to start making being okay with it easier? See my next set of tips!
2. Automate, schedule, plan! Set yourself up for success while you’re away. People do notice if all of a sudden you go radio silent across social media; so pick which platforms you most utilize for your business and schedule some content! This will help people not even realize you’re away! In fact, I batch schedule posts on a weekly basis to help my business run smoother, even when I’m not taking a break!
- Facebook now lets you schedule to pages AND groups.
- Buffer is great for social media across multiple platforms.
- Tailwind is my preferred Pinterest scheduler.
- And don’t forget your email list! I use Active Campaign.
The amount you need to schedule during a break will depend on what type of break you’re needing. You may not have to do too much ahead of time, but a longer 2 week-1 month breaks will require more planning – but it will be totally worth it!
3. Rely on help! Have an assistant? Utilize them more when you’re on hiatus. Don’t have an assistant? Have someone temporarily help admin your Facebook group or whatever smaller task you need help with.
4. And don’t be afraid to show what you’re up to while on break! People love those behind the scenes looks into someone’s life. Showcase a few pictures of yourself or fun adventures while you’re on break or right when you get back!
So go enjoy that Christmas break with your kiddos, that spring break with your hubby, that vacation with the family… with confidence that your business will be JUST fine while you take the much needed break that you deserve!
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