Easter holidays are one of the weird ones where they fall at different times for different areas.
I’m aware that some people are half-way through their Easter holidays but we are breaking up for ours today.
This year I haven’t booked time off for various reasons – kids are away for a big chunk of them, new clients, I left it too late
So I’m happy to keep to my usual 4-week plan for my social media (April is done already – I’m talking about May).
However, had I booked time off I would have had to consider how that would affect my plan. I figure we have 3 options for creating and sharing content over Easter (and any other holidays):
Schedule it way in advance*
You can create and schedule social media, emails and blogs in advance so that your content will still be published even when you aren’t officially working. This year I have scheduled all of my social media posts for April ahead of time.
Do it as you go along
Maybe you are still working, but have reduced your hours to take some time off (Bank Holidays, anyone). You can continue to post content / blogs / send emails in ‘real time’. I would still recommend having a plan though, to avoid overwhelm and consider reducing the amount of posts that you publish over the Easter holidays – people may not be attached to their phones as much anyway.
Take a break
You are allowed to take a break. If doing the work (even in advance) is causing any form of overwhelm, it’s ok to make the choice to not do it. Also, remember that other people may be taking a break as well, so they may not even be checking their phones as much. Stick an ‘out of office’ post on your social media so people are aware.
Really it all depends on your circumstances and what works best for you. I find working to a 4-week plan really helps break down tasks and makes my week more mentally manageable.
And this is something I will share in my course (when I finally get round to launching that 🤦🏻♀️).
*It’s possibly a bit late for this but bear it in mind for the next big holiday
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