How To Be Present During The Holidays As A Business Owner

This time of year is especially crazy for every business owner. No matter where you’re at in your entrepreneurial journey, if you are a business owner, you are more than likely feeling a bit stressed and overwhelmed with all of the things that need to get done this time of year. I am here to tell you that your rest and family time are just as sacred and important, and must be carved out accordingly. 

So how do you get everything done inside of your business AND actually be present with your family and loved ones during this time of year? I’ll let you in on my secrets inside this blog post. 

The most important thing I personally think you can do is GET AHEAD. For example, It is December 3rd and I am currently sitting on my living room floor, by my Christmas tree, writing all of the blog posts that need to go out this month. Why? Because I know that this is the only weekend I will be at home and in order for me to actually be present with my family next week, I need to go ahead and batch these blog posts so I don’t have to worry about them for the rest of the month. Getting ahead of my work and taking care of things as much as I possibly can in advance allows me to spend quality time with my loved ones without worrying about work because I know I’ve already taken care of it. 

So ask yourself, what can you go ahead and get done in advance so you don’t have to worry about it later? Is it batching emails? Is it creating a bunch of instagram content? Whatever you can go ahead and batch, DO IT. It will make your future life easier! 

Another thing I personally do that helps me be present during this time of year is automate anything that can be automated. For example, I batch all of my blog posts and then schedule them to automatically post to my website. I do the same thing with my YouTube videos, and the same thing with all of my emails. Take advantage of automations!! They are here to help you! Knowing that all of my content is going out without me having to manually do it allows me to breathe easier and enjoy time with my family. If I didn’t take advantage of automating my content, then I would probably be sitting with my loved ones thinking “dang I really need to go send that email” .. which isn’t being present at all. 

Automate your content so you can feel at peace knowing you are spending time with your family and your work is still getting done! You can automate your social media posts with apps like Planoly, you can schedule your emails to send automatically, you can schedule sales to automatically go live on your website.. There are so many things you can automate! Start thinking about what you can automate inside of your business, to your surprise you will see how much easier your life gets. 

So there you have it. Batching my work and automating anything I can are two things I do that help me ensure that my work is getting done and that my family time will not be interrupted. Spending quality time with your loved ones and being present at work are both extremely important. What are some things you can batch and automate? Let me know in the comments or on social media! 

Enjoy this Christmas season and enjoy every moment of your family time. You deserve it! 

If you need help with automations, as always feel free to send an email to to discuss things in further detail. I’m happy to help in any way that I can! 

To your success, 

Meaghan Weisheipl 

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