With the news full of stories about queues at the airports, flight cancellations and chaos at the baggage carousel, taking a holiday might feel more stressful than work right now. However, we all need a break now and again. As a business owner, it can be hard to truly switch off, unwind and get the rest you need.
There is the temptation to take the laptop with you and think to yourself, “I’ll just check my email while the kids are in the pool”, but if you are doing that are you really giving yourself a mental break from work? Taking proper care of yourself and having a break means you are also taking proper care of your business.
Hiring a Virtual Assistant allows you to switch off knowing your business is in a safe pair of hands while you are on holiday. A Virtual Assistant could check and respond to emails, maintain contact with clients and suppliers, keep projects on track and even manage your social media allowing you time to rest and recharge. Many Virtual Assistants, including me, offer an hourly rate, so you only pay for the time I am working on your behalf.
Having a Virtual Assistant providing cover means you can return to work knowing that your emails have been managed and you aren’t coming back to a pile of unread emails that rivals the pile of washing. So if you are lucky enough to have a passport that is in date or if you are staying closer to home, get in touch to see how I can help run your business while you have a well-earned holiday.
And if a holiday and a break from your business sounds unimaginable at the minute, maybe an extra pair of hands is what you need. Regular support from a Virtual Assistant can ensure that tasks are completed efficiently and you have more time to focus on your key activities.