Not that I need to remind you, but Christmas is only 2 weeks away and often this can be a time of complete panic – don’t’ worry you’re not alone!
You’ve probably got deadlines coming out your ears considering your clients are also trying to get all those last minute tasks finished before taking a break over the festive season. In addition to that you’ve got your own business deadlines to meet, you know those goals you wanted to accomplish in 2012, with only 3 weeks left – have you ticked each one off? And then finally you’ve got all the personal things that come with Christmas – buying presents, tidying the house for the imminent arrival of relatives, buying the turkey, preparing meals, decorating the house, and the list goes on …
So here are a few simple techniques to make sure you don’t completely lose-it before Christmas:
- Write a list: Jot down everything that you need to do and be brutal about what absolutely must get done now and what could (and should) wait until after Christmas. If necessary talk to one or each of your clients, as they might have a million and one things going on too and therefore won’t even look at that piece of work pre-Christmas. Include everything:
- Client work
How do you prepare in making sure your desk is clear for Christmas? Do you panic and always leave things to the last minute without as much preparation as you’d like? Or are you super-organised? If so share some of your secrets below and help those that are less fortunate when it comes to this time of year!