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Are you taking a break over the festive season??

Discussion in 'Wellbeing & balance' started by Peter - FS Administrator, Dec 19, 2017.

  1. Peter - FS Administrator

    Peter - FS Administrator Administrator Staff Member

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    How's the week before Xmas shaping up!!

    Things always quieten down for Flying Solo for a few weeks over the silly season, so we always look forward to a bit of down time. But I know for some soloists it's crunch time and a very busy time of year, and it can be hard to get away for a clean break.

    Are you taking a break over the festive season??
  2. Paul - FS Concierge

    Paul - FS Concierge Administrator Staff Member

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    We are a 365 day a year business but by definition, so too are some of our customers.

    It would be nice to have a "complete break" like many do but not in my industry!
  3. Peter - FS Administrator

    Peter - FS Administrator Administrator Staff Member

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    Thanks Paul. Yes, it certainly can be hard to get away without keeping things ticking over.

    For the many soloists who are service providers the “no work = no pay” trap is also a challenge that can make getting away hard at any time of year!
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  4. Mischelle

    Mischelle Renowned Member

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    My staff are all off for the Christmas and New Year break expect myself, the IT guys and one of my senior staff.

    I use this quiet time to get a LOT of work done, especially all my planning for the next year, I get my marketing action plan together and put all the objectives for the next year in my plan.

    I am not exactly tied to the desk, sometimes I sit with a nice cool beverage and big sheets of paper and mind map the crazy out of me (I mean that seriously - my brain is going crazy with ideas and I have to get them out) LOL :)

    MERRY CHRISTMAS to everyone on FS, it's been a great year and I am truly looking forward to 2018.

    Cheers
    Mischelle :):)
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  5. Peter - FS Administrator

    Peter - FS Administrator Administrator Staff Member

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    Thanks Mischelle,

    It sounds like this time of year is when your mind gets most busy! Mind maps and beverages doesn't sound like a bad way to spend an afternoon over the break :)

    Thank YOU once again for all your great insights, support and ideas that you have sprinkled like glitter over the forums this year too. Merry Christmas to you too, and all, and here's to a big year ahead.

    Cheers! Peter
  6. John Romaine

    John Romaine Renowned Member

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    When you're self employed every day is Sunday and Monday.

    Im off, but Im also not.
  7. Peter - FS Administrator

    Peter - FS Administrator Administrator Staff Member

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    Ha! Yes, that's the upside and downside of working for yourself (especially online). But, when you enjoy what you do it's certainly more up than down.
    Have a good day, whatever day it is!
    Peter
  8. Rowan@quaotic

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    I don't get to have time off at this time of year, even Christmas day starts off at 5am for irrigating my crops, but I do have months in winter with barely anything to do so I can have as many weeks off as I like to go on holidays, catch up with friends around Aus and vegetate. I am so bored by the start of spring that I am happy to get back into work with barely a day off till the next winter.
  9. Peter - FS Administrator

    Peter - FS Administrator Administrator Staff Member

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    Hi Rowan,
    Sounds like we’re right in the busiest time of year for you!!
    While it sounds like hard work and I know that seasonal businesses have their own challenges, I don’t mind the sound of a period in the middle to recharge the batteries
    Hopefully some nice rain might help you sleep in once in a while!
    Peter
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    I'm taking a break from my part time job for the next couple of weeks. So I can use this time to focus on my own business.
  11. Peter - FS Administrator

    Peter - FS Administrator Administrator Staff Member

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    Welcome back :) (for those who got a break!)
    We're back in full swing this week and ready for another year.
    Chopping up the Christmas tree and squeezing it into the bin is always a sign that it's time to get back to work!
    Here's to a big year ahead for all!
    Peter
  12. Soccerooplugger

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    Hi everyone. Good thread. I had a few days away over Christmas, but was glad to be back home. I like my home. I work to pay it off, so I want to stay in my home as much as possible. I would rather have "staycations".

    I have so much to do around the house.

    In saying that, the rest of the family (wife and 2 girls) want holidays. We have booked to go to the Sunshine Coast in April.

    Will be nice, but I'd rather stay at home and do some jobs around the house.
  13. Peter - FS Administrator

    Peter - FS Administrator Administrator Staff Member

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    Thanks soccerooplugger. I too love 'holidays' consisting entirely of pottering around the house.

    A few people have mentioned the importance of having a holiday 'booked in' so you can look forward to it at motivation. Sunshine Coast is a good summer extension! Must consider our next voyage...

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