Posted by: Hysam Darwan | December 22, 2013

How To Stay On Track During Holiday Season

By Nicholas Pell | Nov 29, 2011

Staying on track during the holiday season is essential for keeping your business profitable.

The holiday season is one of the most hectic times of year. However, you can’t let that distract you from staying on track with your business. The holidays are also one of the most profitable times of the year. You won’t be able to reap those profits, however, if you don’t stay focused.

Take Care Of Your Health

Getting a flu shot will help you to stay healthy during the holiday season. Few things are worse than getting sick in the middle of already hectic holiday season. You can only truly stay on track if you are firing on all cylinders. Get plenty of rest, drink juice and take extra good care of yourself.

Make a List

Making lists is always a good way to stay on track. There is no time of year that this is more important than during the holiday season. Not only is there more to do, between business and your personal life. You also have more distractions coming your way. Keeping a list — and yes, checking it twice — ensures that you know what your tasks are and you’re keeping on them.

Restrain Your Social Life

The holidays aren’t just a time of tasks and busy work. They’re also a time of revelry. However, taking part in too much revelry won’t help you to stay on track. Not only will going out and partying a lot take focus off of your work and other essential personal tasks; It will also take a toll on your body. You don’t have to be a hermit for the holiday season, but you should carefully pick and choose what social engagements you participate in and which you do not.

Make Time For Exercise

Making sure that you take time out to exercise is crucial for your health. It also aids mental concentration and focus. At a time of year when there are so many distractions, it’s even more essential than ever that you take time out for your regular exercise routine. Besides, you’ll thank yourself when January comes and you haven’t packed on your “winter weight.”

Don’t Make Excuses

When you get off track, don’t make excuses about why it’s ok. Don’t pillory yourself either. Rather, acknowledge that you have gotten off track, and then get back on it. There’s no use in wasting time with either excuses or punishing yourself. You have way too much to do this holiday season already.

Your Calendar Is Your Best Friend

Be a vicious task master with yourself in terms of time management. At other times of year, your calendar is something you can be a little lax about. However, with the holiday season packed with tasks, you can’t afford such luxuries. Keep a detailed schedule of what you plan to do with each day and stick to it.

Getting Through the Holidays Alive

The holidays are stressful, no doubt. Business is more intense, you have more personal commitment and the short winter days don’t help, either. However, with a little attention to the peculiar nature of the season you can get through relatively unscathed.

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