Well it’s the first week of Decemeber and this brings with it a mixed amount of emotions for different people. For me this year for the first time in many years I am looking forward to spending time with my family uninterupted by shift work, for this I am very grateful but as the business woman in me develops I realise how difficult this time of year is to run the business; understanding peoples needs to be shrewd with their money and the pressure that Christmas brings, but trying to promote the importance of giving yourself a little bit of you time within this busy and sometimes stressful period. (Business Plug: there is a 1/3 off ALL treatments through December, also gift sets and gift vouchers available!!)
To me Christmas is about relaxing, switching off to the routine that dictates our life for 50 weeks of the year and remembering how to laugh, love and appreciate the friends and family around us who have seen our ups and downs over the past 12 months and are still there to share this special time.
I heard recently that it is important to recognise your values, speak them out, write them down recognise what is important to you as an individual within your family, relationships and work life. If these values are complimentary in all areas of our lives then we will find a satisfaction in all we do and work towards a truly happy life.
Here our business values are to be Successful, Honest & Professional to name but 3. As a business woman I strive daily to portray these values in all that we do (and most people are able to quickly find their career and work values). But do these work hand in hand with what we aspire to be as a family member. It is sometimes hard to juggle the expectations you put on yourself and what others put on you.
For me being successful in business counjures up images of working hard, diligently staying long hours and showing determination to concentrate all my efforts on the development of my business (your work, career.) For me the question is how I attain that level of success in both my business and family life because my values there are the same Success, Honesty, Happiness.
Do I work as hard at both? Can I split my time constructively in order to devleop both areas simultaneously? These are questions I pose to myself for the New Year. As a business woman, mother, wife and friend will I ever feel like I do any of these roles well….probably not but recognising where I need to try harder is a start.
The business has done well this year and I would just like to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us and spread the word about who we are and what we do.
If I don’t get chance to see you before Christmas have a Very Merry Christmas!