Switching off over Christmas

21 Dec 2015

You may (or may not!) have noticed that I have not blogged for the past month or so. I have also been very quiet on social media. To be honest, there is no real reason as such, I just needed a break. Blogging whilst working full time is hard work and I applaud those who manage to make it work.

Christmas is the perfect time of year to take a break from blogging, spend some time with your family and truly relax. I have therefore decided to continue my break from blogging until the new year, where there will be a new blog post every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. Here are my top tips for switching off over Christmas.

Finish your Christmas shopping as early as possible
This may be a little late considering there are only 4 days till Christmas (can you believe it!), but being prepared will mean less stress. I finally finished my Christmas shopping yesterday, which isn't ideal, however I now feel like a weight has been lifted from my shoulders and I can finally relax.

Spend time with your family at home
Christmas is a busy period with parties and dinners, therefore it is important to take some time out to wind down. Spend some time with your family at home, enjoy one another's company and take a break from technology. Spending time with family is my favourite part about Christmas.

Take some time out from social media
I believe this is one of the most important things you can do over Christmas. It is scary how much of our day we spend on social media promoting our blog and wasting the day away. Don't get me wrong, I love social media - but I think you will all agree that now is the time to put down the phone and enjoy your Christmas dinner rather than tweeting about how great it is.

Finally - Put your out of office on
Let people know that you will be unavailable and do not check your e-mails. This will be hard for me as I check my emails every hour every day, however this time of year things start to wind down so there will be less emails coming in and therefore less need to check your emails.

I hope you all have a lovely Christmas, I will see you all in the new year! Let me know your top tips for switching off over Christmas - I would love to know!

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