Well, here we are, at the beginning of June and halfway through the year! While businesses are getting back on track and adapting to a new normal, the summer holidays are just around the corner. For many, having a holiday abroad may not be possible and staycations are proving to be a lot more popular.
Even if you are not planning a holiday away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, having a break from business and a chance to relax and switch off I’m sure is very much needed.
Are you busy planning for your summer break?
Let’s hope that we have some lovely weather to enjoy and make the most of. As a small business owner, it can be hard to switch off at weekends and when on holiday. Not only that, but the lovely weather can also mean a drop in productivity and focus, I mean who can blame us, we must make the most of it when the sun does shine!
One way to enjoy the weather while working is setting up a mini workspace outside or plan to complete tasks first thing in the morning so that you can spend some downtime in the afternoon enjoying the sunshine.
If you are planning to have a holiday and some downtime, now is a good time to start preparing your business for your well-deserved break. Here are some tips to help you get started:
- Create an action plan
- Have a plan in place with set tasks and deadlines
- Notify customers (if appropriate) of the dates you are taking a break and will not be available
- Plan the content for your social media posts
- Plan the content for your blogs and newsletters
- Create any images for your social media, blogs, and newsletters
- Schedule your social media posts using Creator Studio or Business Suite
- Create and schedule your blogs and newsletters
- If you need to, set aside 10 minutes to check emails and social media while on holiday and stick to it
- Think about what tasks, if any, you could outsource while you are away
If you haven’t thought about getting your business ready for your summer holiday, why not take the time to do it now?