Get Organized and Enjoy the Holidays!

December 23, 2010 | By | Comments (0)

With Christmas just days away, you might be feeling overwhelmed by all the preparations left to do. Instead of freaking out and yelling at everyone who crosses your path, or shutting down and giving up entirely, take a few moments to breathe and put everything back into perspective.
First, remind yourself why you’re going to all of this trouble. Do you want to celebrate the holiday with your family? Do you want to share the Christmas spirit with others? Why are you running yourself ragged?
Second, if you haven’t already done so, make a written list of all of the things you have left to do. Don’t put anything on your list that doesn’t help you get closer to your holiday goals. If you’ve already made your list, cross off anything that doesn’t belong. This means that if you put “spend time with family” on your list, you either need to enlist your family to help you with meal preparations or reconsider making everything yourself. If you’re alone in the kitchen, you’re not spending much time with your family.
Third, schedule all of the things you have left to do on a calendar. If you’re finding it impossible to schedule everything, you’ll need to cut the less important things off your list or ask others to help you. You are not Superman.
Fourth, smile, relax, and have fun as you’re working through your list and from your schedule. Life is short, even if you live to be 100, so enjoy as many moments as you can.
Happy holidays!