For the most part, things should be starting to slow down, and it's time to get a little balance back in your life as a business owner. Time is your most valuable commodity, and once it's gone you never get it back - so let's stop wasting it worrying about things out of your control.
Knowing no matter what you do, you're just one person and only have 24 hours in a day and seven days a week, it's time to stop killing yourself trying to multi-task. So many of us take on more than we can do and we're missing all the moments to "smell the roses."
Here's a prime example: Years ago I realized I was becoming a slave to social media. In fact, I didn't take a real vacation and entirely unplug for over three years. We'd take long weekends here and there but never an actual vacation to fully recharge!
So, this morning's blog is as much personal therapy for me as it is a reminder for you. It's the day after the long Christmas weekend, and I've got a lot I want to get done. Stepping entirely away from technology I've got a good old-fashioned hand-written piece of paper with the things I want to get done today. I'm going to make it simple, and knock them off one at a time and celebrate when the "whistle" blows at the end of the day, even if I'm not done.
There's a great piece of advice a lot of people claim to have been told by a mentor about paperwork before the Internet, "Touch each piece of paper that comes across your desk only once - make the decisions it requires you to do and then move on." Well, none of us deal in paper anymore, but it applies to every email, tweet, facebook friend, etc. Read them once, decide on the course of action, respond and move on!
And, for those of you, like me, who often feel overwhelmed about not having enough time to get the things done you want and spend too much time worrying about it: