Get on top of your to-do list before you go on holiday and take a well-earned break. Easier said than done.
Do you often feel like you need a break to get away from all the paperwork and your ever increasing to-do list? It may be easy to ignore it, but you know it will ALL be there when you return.
Some people like to work like this but I am not sure that having an overflowing inbox and task list is a great idea for your mindset.
Time for a break
The summer holidays are in full swing. Are you planning on taking some time out for a holiday? Are you planning to spend time during the day with your little ones?
Running your own business can be tough at the best of times but even more so if you work full time or look after children or other family members.
Don’t take on too much before your planned holiday. That way you will be able to complete the tasks and projects ahead of your break.
Make good use of your time by scheduling social media using Buffer, HootSuite or Facebook scheduler. You can enjoy your holiday and breaks without worrying about not being active on social media. Just make a note to check regularly to check for messages and comments.
How is your to-do list looking?
It is easy to get distracted from the tasks that you need to do when the sun is shining. It is so much more appealing to have a nice cool drink enjoying the lovely sun and catching some rays than checking emails.
Here are my top tips for planning ahead and keeping on top of your to-do list:
- Sort out tasks that need to be completed into daily, weekly and monthly tasks.
- Separate the tasks that need to be completed for your customers and for your business.
- Review the deadlines of tasks and the priority.
- Plan to complete all tasks that you possibly can before you take a break.
- Schedule tasks that you can complete when you return from holiday.
- Let your customers know that you will be taking a break and will be focusing on completing current tasks before you go.
- Put your out of office on to let people know that you are away and when you are due to return.
If you haven’t planned to have a little break from your business, then why not start planning now?