🎁 Holiday Time Management Tips ⏳ For the Busiest Time of the Year
The holidays are a time to spend with friends and loved ones. They are a time for that great family feast. They are a time for sharing and caring. They are a time for laughter, Christmas cookies and that rare roast beast. The holidays are the time for a lot of things, but it’s important with limited time, to make the most of the time you do have.
We all know time is precious these days. Being able to make the most of it but still stay productive and focused on your side-hustle through the holidays can be tough. We are here to help. ‘Tis the season of giving, so you may as well give yourself a treat #treatyoself and listen to this episode of the MerchCast Podcast wherein the gang discusses various tips on how to better manage your time through the busy holiday season.
Listen to the MerchCast Podcast to Hear More About Time-Saving Tips:
🐦 The Early Bird Catches the Worm:
I for one am a Grinch in the morning, but in this podcast DJ swears that the key to his productivity during the holidays is getting up early. Waking up half-an-hour or an hour early to work on your side-hustle can give you a real leg up on your projects and make you feel productive for the whole day. In those early hours, there are far less distractions and your brain is fresh to jump right into your passion project. You can devote some positively productive time in the morning to getting real work done… and of course, it is helpful to bring coffee or at least a cool glass of water along for your morning motivation, so you can really “turn it up to eleven” on the awesome-o-meter at the start of your day.
For the fellow Grinches and Scrooges out there who can’t fathom getting up before the dawn, have no fear, there is an answer for you too, just head to tip number two.
🗓️ Schedule and Commit Your Time:
So, mornings aren’t your thing –or maybe they are– but you still can’t find the time to devote to working on your side-hustle with all the holiday hooplah and rushing around which is consuming most of your day-light hours. Stop saying “I’ll do it when I have time” and start saying “I have to do this. This is the time”. Start scheduling your time out, like an appointment with your doctor or with Michelle for one of those fancy holiday haircuts. Visually commit yourself to a schedule using a calendar or to-do list, and make it happen.
There are several online and offline ways to block off time and build a schedule for yourself, and many of them accomplish the same thing with respect to time management, so find one tool that works for you and start using it. The important thing is to actually commit the time with yourself to break away and focus. They say it takes about 28 days to change a habit, so for at least the next 28 days, block of 10mins a day, an hour a week, or whatever you can manage to actively work on your side-hustle. Creativity takes time, so make sure you’re giving yourself enough time to be creative by actively devoting time everyday, or at least every week, to work on the projects that have been sitting on that back burner. Believe us, it’s worth it.
🧡 Discover and Learn Time-Saving Tools:
When building your own brand, you are likely using many tools. Maybe you are balancing an email inbox, a website, and even a merchandising partner. As with all tools, there are certain things you can learn to make your time spent on your side-hustle even more effective and efficient.
Every smart brand has smart merchandise. Many successful entrepreneurs and monetizers alike are using Spreadshop. With Spreadshop, you can easily sell custom merchandise in your own branded online store for free. It’s free to use, and it comes with a lot of free features that can boost your efficiencies and save you a lot of time. For instance, one feature offered by Spreadshop, that is a real time saver, it the Product and Design Templates feature. With this feature, you can streamline your process of uploading designs and publishing products to your merchstore by saving key preferences like default product colors, design placement, product selections, and more so you can reuse your settings quickly with multiple designs. Creating custom merch just got easier and smarter. Interested? You can learn more about how to use this helpful Spreadshop tool and discover other helpful features on the Spreadshop YouTube page.
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Happy Holidays! & Happy Selling! 😃