Time for a Christmas break?

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Published 13th December 2020 |
Read latest comment - 24th December 2020

This year has been pretty relentless in one way or another, but are you good at saying no and having a break?

I have plenty of work booked up this week and really it is pretty close to being enough before Christmas, but my ambitious and driven side finds it hard to turn things down!

I'm not the same as at the start of my business, I certainly don't take on any and everything anymore! But I do sometimes push myself to the edge.

Firstly, I like each month to be better than the last, but secondly, I really want to help people, so saying no isn't doing that.

But, there's always referrals to others AND you need to put yourself first sometimes, as you're no use to anyone if you burn out.

Are you pushing yourself a lot at this time of year? With Christmas tasks on the list as well, it's easy to do! But time off is SO important. 

As someone who owns my own business it is easier to be flexible with time off but also a lot harder to truly turn off from work and have downtime.

Being available and online all the time isn’t healthy and long term won’t do you or your business any good.

Time away from work and time away from social media is sensible for everyone, and sets a good example of a balanced lifestyle to children as well.

Remember to set a date to switch off and stick to it. And remember whatever you're asked, you can say no!

What date are you downing tools?

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As with most this has been the shortest working year for a lot of us.. But the downside was being called back to work 2 months later. Since then I have been working non stop and doing more work than ever as we lost 2 people in our company and 1 of those was a major helper in getting things done.. I've just had 2 long weekends in a row + we are downing tools yet again on Xmas eve and starting again in Jan.. I just like to tinker with my website when I have down time or watch a TV show or 2. In Summer I like to get out and about a bit and see nature


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Andy-C | Pewter World

As with most this has been the shortest working year for a lot of us.. But the downside was being called back to work 2 months later. Since then I have been working non stop and doing more work than ever as we lost 2 people in our company and 1 of those was a major helper in getting things done.. I've just had 2 long weekends in a row + we are downing tools yet again on Xmas eve and starting again in Jan.. I just like to tinker with my website when I have down time or watch a TV show or 2. In Summer I like to get out and about a bit and see nature”
 

I have barely stopped...I think it is a different story for people who work for themselves.  Strange year indeed!  Sorry to hear your work is tough going!


Oh god, I'm so tired. I definitely need a Christmas break


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Scottland

Oh god, I'm so tired. I definitely need a Christmas break”
 

Snap!!!


I have barely stopped...I think it is a different story for people who work for themselves.  Strange year indeed!  Sorry to hear your work is tough going!
 

It's OK. I just plod on regardless. It's the way I am as it gives me purpose... When weekends are around I am a lazy git  


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Andy-C | Pewter World

I'm currently having my Christmas break.


redstone

What a year, certainly been an emotional rollercoaster!

My team are standing down on Wednesday, I'll hold the fort until lunchtime xmas eve, then we are all off until the 4 Jan, so a nice break.

Was due to be going to Northumberland over the holidays, but that's obviously off the cards, so will be stir crazy at home 


Steve Richardson
Gaffer of My Local Services
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Godd thing to those who have long vacay. We'll be off tomorrow and resume on the 26th. Happy Holidays!


Cheers,
genteks

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