Need help getting your business back on track after a fantastic summer vacation?

As a hardworking entrepreneur, you definitely deserve the relaxation!

But now that we’re dusting the sand off our clothes, shaking the water out of our hair, and kissing summer goodbye, it may be hard to get back into business mode. 

After all, we’d all rather sit by the beach than sit at a desk and work, right? 

So how can you get your business back on track after a summer break? 

Here are 10 practical tips to help you out! 

1. Brain dump the mental clutter 

Get your business back on track by doing a big brain dump. List down all the things that are filling your head to clear up the mental clutter.

It’s hard to work efficiently and get your business back on track if your brain is too cluttered with things to do, reminders, and all the other things we keep in our heads. 

So the very first step we recommend when you get back from vacation is to do a big brain dump. 

Just write down or type EVERYTHING that comes into your mind. This includes tasks, reminders, events, and ideas, but don’t hold yourself back. Whatever pops into your head—a random thought, a craving for ice cream, absolutely anything— WRITE. IT. DOWN. 

We guarantee that releasing your thoughts into words will make your brain feel instantly lighter! 

2. Prioritize your tasks 

When you have a lot of things to do (and if you brain dumped about 100 or more things), you need to prioritize. 

We tend to feel rushed to get the urgent things done, but are they really important? After all, according to Dwight D. Eisenhower, “What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.” 

To help you figure out which is which, here’s a video explaining the Eisenhower Matrix (no, unfortunately, it doesn’t have Keanu Reeves in it). This simple productivity technique can help you get more things done and waste less time on the less important things. 

Prioritizing your tasks and reviewing your progress can help you get your business back on track.

3. Review your progress

To get your business back on track after summer, it’s important to remind yourself of your wins and how to move forward. 

You can use guide questions such as: 

—– List your wins for the first half of the year. 

—– What helped you to accomplish them? 

—– What things didn’t work?

—– Are there things that you can improve or do differently next time? 

For a more in-depth guide, check out our Small Business Guide to Planning & Goal Setting.

4. Organize your space 

It's hard to get your business back on track when you have a cluttered space.

A clean and organized workspace can also help you ease your way back into business mode. 

Studies have shown that a clean physical space affects your mental health, such as your mood, focus, ability to make good decisions, and even your tendency to snack! 

This is why tidying and organizing your workspace is an essential step in getting your business back on track. 

PSST! Here’s a free, in-depth organization checklist from us for getting this far into the article 😉 

5. Get help 

Even when you brain dump, plan, and set goals, you might still find yourself overwhelmed by the amount of things you have to do. 

And we get it! Marketing alone is already a lot to think about! You deserve extra time and energy to focus on other aspects of your business and personal life. 

That’s what we can help you do. At The Biz Spa, we can ease the load off of your shoulders by helping you take care of your: 

—– Content marketing: social media, blog posts, email newsletters, etc. 

—– Branding: website, logo, etc. 

—– Digital marketing: website hosting, website optimization, etc. 

—– Marketing skills: guides, worksheets, templates found in our Resource Library 

Want to get your marketing and business back on track?

Email us at [email protected] or fill out our contact form.