It’s hard to imagine thinking about the Christmas season already. Halloween hasn’t even arrived yet and stores are setting out their Christmas decorations. For most people, the Christmas season typically involves frantic shopping expeditions, rushing to get from one place to the next (crossing your fingers that there is no snow on the roads to make you late) and a ‘to do’ list at least a mile long. And this doesn’t even include the expected and unexpected company. So, how does one ease the stress of the holiday season? With some thoughtful planning and focusing on simplicity, you’ll be able to enjoy what’s most important to you – family and friends!
- Think: Think of all of the holiday tasks or activities that need to get done. For example: holiday decorations, cooking, gift giving, etc. For each task or activity, break it down. Let’s take a closer look at decorations:
- Evaluate: Once you have generated a list of tasks or activities, evaluate which ones you enjoy as well as the ones you don’t.
- Delegate: Stop trying to do everything yourself. Remember, if it can only be done ‘your way’, then you will the only one who can do it! Ask yourself, “Where is it important that I spend my time?” “How do I want to spend my time?”
If you are someone who is looking for some more ideas or guidance, my “Stress Free Holidays Workshop” will have you leaving with a well though-out plan designed for you and your family.
Have a great day!
by Sheri Bruneau
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