Juggling your work-life balance during the holiday season 🎄

No matter how organised you are, December has to be the most challenging month of the year to juggle work and home Iife. It’s normally great fun: streets lined with decorations and lights; Christmas parties at work; visits to relatives; school events and present-buying.  But the boss still wants all your work completed and the end of the year makes people remember the projects they’ve left uncompleted. Suddenly, it just feels like there is too much to do and not enough time. After that, you’ve got New Year’s Eve! 

Scheduling Your Work-Life Balance - During Christmas & New Year

It’s an exciting time, but it can also be quite hectic and stressful. You need to prepare. You need to get everything done so you can switch off and enjoy the festive period in style. 

How can you do that? Read on to find out how to become a scheduling genius with the help of CatchApp this holiday season.

Become a festive scheduling genius 🎅🏽

CatchApp quickly and easily creates 1-on-1 or group meetings,  giving invitees the chance to choose their preferred time slot.

Imagine you want to schedule lunches or evenings out with three of your favourite clients; Nick, Chris and Holly, but you don’t want them to clash with any of your family events.

1 – Make sure everything you need to do with your family is entered into your calendar. That includes a few hours blocked off for shopping, visiting relatives and attending school events. Don’t leave it until the last minute!

 

2 – Open CatchApp.

 

3 – If you haven’t done so already, make sure CatchApp is synced with your phone’s calendar. You can do this by going to Manage Calendars in your Settings Menu (all calendars work in CatchApp; Apple, Google, and Microsoft Outlook!)

 

4 – Hit the orange + button. Let’s make some meetings!

5 – Give your meetings a title. How about ‘Christmas festivities’?

 

6 – Add a message to give some context for the person you’re meeting, but don’t make it too personal. (You’ll see why later.)

 

7 – In the ‘When’ menu, choose as many free slots as you can when you are available. You’ll see that all the time slots you blocked out for family activities in Step 1 are visible, so you can offer times around those. Try to give your clients as many options to choose from as you can.

 

 

8 – Here’s the clever bit… In the ‘Who’ menu, enter in the details for Nick, Chris and Holly. Or, if they are in your phone’s contacts, just select them. Email addresses or phone numbers will be fine, CatchApp does the rest.

9 – Press ‘Send Invite’  – and you’re done.

CatchApp will send Nick, Chris and Holly invites, where they will be able to select the time slots that suit them best. You’ll get a confirmation when they pick a time. It will also sync to your phone’s calendar and send you a reminder alert nearer the event.

Plus, if Nick chooses Tuesday at 1 pm, for example, that time slot will automatically disappear so Holly can’t select it too. No more double-bookings!

That’s the CatchApp scheduling genius!

Transform your work-life balance with CatchApp 🥂💼

Now you can have great times with your favourite clients in the run-up to Christmas, while still being able to fulfil all your shopping and family obligations. 

Once Christmas rolls around, it’s time to relax!

CatchApp helps you effectively plan your schedule with no email ping-pong, no double-bookings and no stress. It’s super-easy to use, with clear directions to help you out. What’s more, it’s completely free!

Now, all you have to do is think about what you’re going to buy everyone for Christmas!

Download CatchApp on iOS and Office 365 now. To manage your work-life balance during the holiday period.