54 min

191: The Most Wonderful Time of Year: How to Actually REST This Christmas Season as a Business Owner (Taking Time Off, Holiday Bucket Lists, and Business Dreaming for 2023‪)‬ Breakthrough Brand Podcast

    • Entrepreneurship

Today’s episode is a fun friend-to-friend chat about Christmas, and I am certainly bringing the Christmas ENERGY in this episode. I’m totally a “Christmas person” and I start getting excited about Christmas in July typically (not kidding). But, let’s talk about the elephant in the room… Resting and actually taking time off for the holidays doesn’t always come easy as business owners. There’s often a lot to do to “close out the year” and at the same time you’re ready to dream about the next year in your business, PLUS you have the everyday to do’s of life to keep up with. 
 
That’s what we’re talking about today. I’m sharing with you: 
My time-off and rest strategy for Christmas that I do basically every year, and how you can do this yourself as well! (We’re talking practical planning here!)  Holiday bucket list ideas for you to do to strengthen your faith and enjoy the month of December, even in its chaos.  Tradition ideas – I’m totally a NEW mom, and I don’t have tons of traditions to share for with kiddos. But, I am sharing some traditions you could try with your spouse that we do and some family tradition ideas I love!  I’m sharing Advent resources, books, other podcast episodes, and things I think will help you out as you plan your own holiday season.   
So, that is our agenda. This is a GOOD EPISODE, if you often tell me that you wish I did more personal content – this is it. I’m excited to chat. Go get a peppermint mocha, a sugar cookie latte, or some wine and let’s dive into it! 
 
Lots of links mentioned today that you can find below:
Get the full show notes at http://elizabethmccravy.com/191 
Shop website templates (today is the last day of Black Friday!): https://elizabethmccravy.com/shop 
Connect with me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elizabethmccravy/ 
Connect with me on my website: http://elizabethmccravy.com/ 
Check out our sponsor, Haute Stock and save 15%: https://elizabethmccravy.com/hautestock 
 
Advent Devotionals To Check Out:
- The Dawning of Indestructible Joy by John Piper
- Unwrapping the Names of Jesus by Asheritah Ciuciu
- Come, Let Us Adore Him by Paul David Tripp 
- Emmanuel: An Invitation to Prepare Him Room at Christmas and Always by Ruth Chou Simons 
- Jesus Storybook Bible Advent Plan for Kids
- FREE Advent Reading Plan for Really Little Kids
- Risen Motherhood Advent Round Up List
 
Advent/Christmas Podcast Resources:
- Risen Motherhood Episode #81 Celebrating Advent with Little Ones
- Risen Motherhood Episode #42 Making Christmas Traditions Matter
- Risen Motherhood Episode #146 Finding Rest in Advent  
- Risen Motherhood Episode #177 The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
- Work and Play Episode #90 Our Favorite Christmas Traditions 
- Work and Play Episode #172 My Christmas Game Plan
- Behind the Bliss Episode #208 An Invitation to Prepare Him Room at Christmas and Always with Ruth Chou Simons 
 
Random Links I Mentioned:
- Peppermint Mocha Nutpods  
- Red Christmas Pajamas from Amazon 
- Sugared Cranberries Recipe
- “The Hunting Party” Book



P.S. Today is the LAST DAY of our 35% off Black Friday Sale! Shop templates here: https://elizabethmccravy.com/shop 
 
Thanks to our podcast sponsor, Haute Stock! Haute Stock is my favorite stock photo company, and I use their images ALL over my business. You can get 15% off your subscription with the referral code: ELIZABETH at checkout or by visiting this link: https://elizabethmccravy.com/hautestock  

Today’s episode is a fun friend-to-friend chat about Christmas, and I am certainly bringing the Christmas ENERGY in this episode. I’m totally a “Christmas person” and I start getting excited about Christmas in July typically (not kidding). But, let’s talk about the elephant in the room… Resting and actually taking time off for the holidays doesn’t always come easy as business owners. There’s often a lot to do to “close out the year” and at the same time you’re ready to dream about the next year in your business, PLUS you have the everyday to do’s of life to keep up with. 
 
That’s what we’re talking about today. I’m sharing with you: 
My time-off and rest strategy for Christmas that I do basically every year, and how you can do this yourself as well! (We’re talking practical planning here!)  Holiday bucket list ideas for you to do to strengthen your faith and enjoy the month of December, even in its chaos.  Tradition ideas – I’m totally a NEW mom, and I don’t have tons of traditions to share for with kiddos. But, I am sharing some traditions you could try with your spouse that we do and some family tradition ideas I love!  I’m sharing Advent resources, books, other podcast episodes, and things I think will help you out as you plan your own holiday season.   
So, that is our agenda. This is a GOOD EPISODE, if you often tell me that you wish I did more personal content – this is it. I’m excited to chat. Go get a peppermint mocha, a sugar cookie latte, or some wine and let’s dive into it! 
 
Lots of links mentioned today that you can find below:
Get the full show notes at http://elizabethmccravy.com/191 
Shop website templates (today is the last day of Black Friday!): https://elizabethmccravy.com/shop 
Connect with me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elizabethmccravy/ 
Connect with me on my website: http://elizabethmccravy.com/ 
Check out our sponsor, Haute Stock and save 15%: https://elizabethmccravy.com/hautestock 
 
Advent Devotionals To Check Out:
- The Dawning of Indestructible Joy by John Piper
- Unwrapping the Names of Jesus by Asheritah Ciuciu
- Come, Let Us Adore Him by Paul David Tripp 
- Emmanuel: An Invitation to Prepare Him Room at Christmas and Always by Ruth Chou Simons 
- Jesus Storybook Bible Advent Plan for Kids
- FREE Advent Reading Plan for Really Little Kids
- Risen Motherhood Advent Round Up List
 
Advent/Christmas Podcast Resources:
- Risen Motherhood Episode #81 Celebrating Advent with Little Ones
- Risen Motherhood Episode #42 Making Christmas Traditions Matter
- Risen Motherhood Episode #146 Finding Rest in Advent  
- Risen Motherhood Episode #177 The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
- Work and Play Episode #90 Our Favorite Christmas Traditions 
- Work and Play Episode #172 My Christmas Game Plan
- Behind the Bliss Episode #208 An Invitation to Prepare Him Room at Christmas and Always with Ruth Chou Simons 
 
Random Links I Mentioned:
- Peppermint Mocha Nutpods  
- Red Christmas Pajamas from Amazon 
- Sugared Cranberries Recipe
- “The Hunting Party” Book



P.S. Today is the LAST DAY of our 35% off Black Friday Sale! Shop templates here: https://elizabethmccravy.com/shop 
 
Thanks to our podcast sponsor, Haute Stock! Haute Stock is my favorite stock photo company, and I use their images ALL over my business. You can get 15% off your subscription with the referral code: ELIZABETH at checkout or by visiting this link: https://elizabethmccravy.com/hautestock  

54 min