I normally don’t post on Saturdays, but this holiday season we’re fortunate to have a long weekend. Don’t let the holidays interrupt your creative pursuits!
Stay productive. Don’t let the eggnog and pie get in the way!
Don’t make yourself the obstacle to your own success. I’m going to give you five simple ways to stay creative and productive over the holidays.
The holiday season is busy and chaotic at times. If you stop for a moment and think about it, you actually have more time to do the things you want to do.
5 ways to productivity during the holidays
- Plan your time off. Then stick to the plan. You don’t need to accomplish everything. So decide what’s the best use of your time and do it. For example, if you want to schedule Instagram posts, pick a time and do it. Then move on.
- Say no to the unnecessary. This one applies to every day, not just the holidays, but there are so many things that are not worth our time and energy, so just say no. Be nice when you do, but your time is valuable.
- Read. Yes, make time for reading. Again, this is something that should be a daily habit, but over the holidays it’s especially relaxing. Plus, reading keeps your mind active in a healthy way and combats all the carbs!
- Create. Yes, make stuff. After all, we artists are creators. This is the point of our side gigs or if you do it full time. The holiday season is a great time to create stuff. Plus, it’s an excuse to get away from the hustle and bustle.
- Finally, let yourself relax and unwind. The most successful entrepreneurs make time to relax. Your mind and body need to recharge. You can’t be on go full-time. Making time to relax will actually improve your overall productivity and you will be surprised at your improved creativity.
Bonus Tip: make a point to eat healthy over the holidays. It can be done and you’ll feel better when you do. Check out a list of recipes here.
The holidays are a time for family and friends and food. But use your extra time off wisely and efficiently. Read, create, stick to your plan and relax. You’ll have a great time off and I’m sure you will create some awesome art!
Happy Holidays to all!
Also published on Medium.