Entrepreneurs spend many of their waking hours thinking about how to grow their business. They must deal with staff, vendors and customers and see to it that the company becomes profitable. This can become exhausting—especially when they are trying to balance work obligations with family responsibilities.
Just in time, Thanksgiving is coming to offer entrepreneurs a chance to relax and regroup. They can enjoy the holiday in the company of family and friends as they focus on building relationships in ways that busy workdays do not afford.
Here are a few ideas for getting the most out of your Thanksgiving experience:
- Plan ahead – You can’t stay home on Thanksgiving Day and wait for things to happen. Plan ahead to make sure that you can enjoy the day with those you love most. Dinner need not be fancy. If you are hosting, delegate to guests so you don’t end up with the stress of cooking the full meal. When guests arrive, work together in the kitchen to prepare and clean up.
- Relax your expectations – Some people rev up their expectations to such a degree that they are disappointed if anything goes wrong. Practice enjoying whatever comes along. Appreciate the people around you and the spirit of thanks that pervades the day.
- Remember the meaning of the day – Thanksgiving Day was created for more than turkey and football. It is an occasion to express thanks and gratitude for the good things that we have received in the course of the year. Count your blessings, and thank your family, business partners, employees, and customers for a rewarding year.
- Take a walk – After enjoying the feast, head outside for a brisk walk. Breathe in the crisp air and enjoy life outside of the four walls of your home or office.
Even as you seek to expand your profits as an entrepreneur, it’s important to maintain your life balance. Thanksgiving is a great opportunity to get back in synch with those things that matter most.
If low profits are contributing to your stress, consider diversifying and making some extra money before the holidays. You can get in on the vinyl craze by creating removable vinyl stickers and other decals and promotional materials that use printable vinyl. Vinyl decals can make very popular gifts in the lead-up to the holidays. They are also hot items for businesses seeking to promote their wares. And best of all, if you make an initial investment in the right equipment, you can work from home.