The secret to having everything run smoothly this holiday season is to plan ahead and keep things off your agenda that really don’t belong there.
-Make a list of all the activities that you would like to participate in this holiday season.
-Make sure to include all of your preparation time such as gift shopping, grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning, added laundry and preparations if you have guests coming for a few days. Be sure to add travel time if you are going to a party or visiting family out of town. Check out these helpful travel tips from the Travel Channel.
-Evaluate your list and decide which tasks and activities are a must and which ones can
be left off your calendar and then SCHEDULE everything! Simplify or delegate whenever you can. Most importantly, just say “NO” to anything that will not enhance your holiday!
We all know that exercise is one of the best stress managers we have. However, when the hustle and bustle of the holidays comes along, it is the first thing we skip.
Do not compromise on your exercise! Make the time for it and you will breeze through the season with a new energy. Your family and friends will thank you!
The internet has made holiday shopping simple! It is so nice to get most items off your various lists without fighting the crowds. By shopping early, you give yourself peace of mind and free up time for all those other little things that make the holidays so magical. The National Retail Federation offers some helpful advice for making the most of your shopping experience.
Remember – and this is so important – the holidays are not about perfection, they are a time of celebration! It’s a time of letting go and truly enjoying the ones that make your life the special gift that it is.
The best gift that you can give your family and friends this holiday season is YOU! So make sure to slow down a little this holiday season and make lasting memories. Cheers!
Happy Holidays 2013!!