The holiday season is coming, and things are about to get *busy*. If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed, swipe through our top things to keep in mind during this period, because after all, your health and happiness come first!

Instagram is a highlight reel

Someone might have smashed their Black Friday sale, while another created the most perfect Halloween costumes for their family. Amazing! But don’t feel bad for celebrating the same successes. Instagram is a highlight reel, so remember everything you’re *not* seeing, too: the hours spent working away after dark, the sleepless nights, the stress… Be inspired by those around you, but don’t get too caught up in what everyone else is doing!

Slow and steady wins the race

Similarly, go at your own pace. Just because the other product-biz owners around you are rushing off to Christmas markets or hosting massive promos, doesn’t mean you have to follow. Resist the urge to go at top speed – this time of the year is stressful enough as it is, without additional pressure.

Your mental health comes first

Don’t feel like you can make it to the Halloween party or Christmas drinks this year? Don’t force it! Your mental health comes above everything else, so well done for recognising you need a break.

Kindness is always a good idea

Give yourself a little boost of happiness whilst helping someone else out – it’s a win win! If you’re feeling submerged by everything on your to-do list, taking five minutes out of your day for an act of kindness could be just what you need. Pay a stranger a compliment or DM someone telling them you love their content. Every little helps!

Seek out real relationships

In times of stress, it’s the authentic relationships that count. Spend time with close friends, and if you’re in the mood for some networking, aim for laid back 1-1 coffee chats that allow you to really get to know each other. Surrounding yourself with good (work) friends who just *get* it is always a good idea.

Need some extra support? Join our online community! Found & Flourish hosts regular social events (both IRL and online) that allow you to meet like minded small business owners, make new friends, and help and support each other in times of need. Want to learn more? Head to this link!

Natalia Albin

Natalia Albin

About your author

Natalia is a writer and branding creative specialising in graphic design. Originally from Mexico City, she has now made her home in London. After completing an MA in Screenwriting, she founded her own creative studio, Ataraxia. She is also the Co-Founder of UK-based clothing brand MEXI.Clothing and the host of The Avocado Social Club podcast, where she covers topics that matter to the young generations, from politics to popular culture.


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