The most wonderful time of the year is upon us. Family is important all year, but there’s something extra special about the holidays that makes you want to spend even more time with loved ones. However, this can be challenging with your busy work schedule.
Planning ahead is the key to getting more time with your family. You already know you’d like some time off this season, so start figuring out how to make this happen. Here are a few tips to help you get started.
Three Ways to Get More Time With Your Family This Holiday Season
Block Out Time on Your Calendar
When your calendar is filled with meetings and deadlines, it’s hard to take time off. Avoid scheduling issues by blocking off your calendar during times you want to be out of the office. This could be entire days or just late afternoon hours, so you can get home at a decent time — whatever works for you.
Hire Temporary Staff
If your workload increases during the holidays, getting away from the office can be rough. Solve this problem by hiring temporary employees to handle some of your tasks. Having a few extra hands on deck will allow work to be completed faster, so you can get home to your family in record time each day — or even take a few days off.
Most staffing firms don’t require you to keep these workers onboard when you no longer have a need for them, making this a great way to get more holiday time with your loved ones.
Learn to Delegate
You have a lot on your plate, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Delegating some of your tasks to employees or third-party companies can feel scary at first, but you won’t regret it. This will free up much of your to-do list, allowing you to get away from work and enjoy more family time than ever during the holidays.
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