First and most importantly organize, organize, organize!!!! Between sports practices, school events and the kids other activities, the calendar is my best friend. Actually I have two. One for the family activities and events and one for my business. It is important to keep them separate because it will get confusing...fast. Plus there just isn't enough space in those little boxes to write down everything you need to do! lol
Secondly and this is an extension of the first...make a daily schedule. Write down things you need or want to do for the day. This is good for both family and business. It helps keep things in check and keeps you productive.
Last but certainly not least......You Must Schedule "YOU TIME" everyday!!!! It doesn't matter if its 10 minutes or an hour, you need to take a break from it all and do something that is relaxing and mind clearing. For me, when it's nice outside, I take a cup of coffee and a good magazine and sit out on my deck. Other times I might just sit in my livingroom and catch a good thirty minute show on TV. Whatever it is that relaxes you, just do it, it is the key to staying sane through the holidays. Well that and doing all your holiday shopping online...like at Etsy!!!
That's all I have for now. If you have some tips on juggling the holidays, family and business I would love to hear them. Leave a comment!