Whether you run a massage therapy, fitness training, or a physical therapy business, we all get the same amount of stress over the holidays. It can get hectic and overwhelming with keeping up with your business and your life outside of work already, so the holidays can end up having an opposite effect then the reason they were created for (you know, that word called “joy”). And since we appreciate our customers so much, we thought we could help some of you out over the holiday season by first, taking a few deep breaths and slowly letting it out, and then follow the next two tips.
1. Make Everything Digital
This will help your business tremendously! If you are on the go with your business and always have your phone on you, this will be especially helpful for you. Link your appointment calendar that’s on your website to give you text message alerts to let you know when you have new appointments, let your clients know that you are available via e-mail, and make client forms digital and “file” them in a tablet or to your computer.
2. Make A Lot of To-Do Lists
Need to organize those drawers of paper work and pens you have all over the place? Need to catch up on the latest techniques and research for your field? Want to check in with some clients that you haven’t from in a while? Make a to-do list of all the things you need to catch up on, and prioritize them. There are apps on all the smart phones now that can help with this, and the iPhone even comes with it’s own To-Do list called “Reminder”. And if it helps you more to do it the old fashioned, pen-to-paper kind of way, by all means, please do it! Whatever you feel most comfortable with.