I’m pretty adamant about taking time off during the holidays. Unfortunately–or fortunately, depending on how you look at it–this year has been swamped with new business when I’d rather be eating holiday cookies with my son. No matter! I’m writing this on December 21, and plan to take the next 2 weeks off. No email! (Or very, very minimal checking of it)
The downside to running a business is that you’re always on. You never quite feel disconnected to the business, even when you’re on vacation. My husband is far worse than I, but has promised to unplug Christmas day. We’ll see.
At any rate, I hope you take some time off, be it a week, a day, or even a few hours. Enjoy your friends and family.