Why does Christmas always take us by surprise? It’s on the same day every year!
It means we are busy, our lives are like whirlwinds, therefore we should try to use Christmas as the perfect opportunity to relax and recharge.
This year, I have a challenge for you…don’t use social media.
WHHAAAATT?! I hear you cry. I’m serious, hide your phone or tablet. Turn off all notifications. Screen time does not help us relax, it stimulates us. Even more so when you are using it for business. SWITCH OFF. Spend time with people you love (or spend it on your own if you don’t like people and find it more restful – I know a few who do!). Focus on them, go outside and play (still applies if you don’t have children – borrow some), play board games, eat lots of lovely food, get cosy in front of the fire, read those books you haven’t had time for, plan something exciting for 2016 (not work related!).
Do you know how often I watch people more interested in what is on their phone than their family and friends around them? BE PRESENT! Who cares what everyone else is doing – the fun is where you are.
This is the social media consultant telling you she won’t be doing social media over the festive period. I am walking my talk exactly as I did last year. And the world didn’t fall apart!
WHY? Because when we come back in January we are going to be full of renewed energy and purpose, with lots of new ideas bubbling over because we’ve had time out. And who else reaps the benefits? Our clients of course!
Have a fabulous festive holiday, wherever you are, whatever you do, and whoever you are with.