Good news! As you read the posts from each week, you have been diligently working to reduce your stress as the year draws to a close.  You realize that the hustle and bustle of the holidays, added to the actions you are taking to complete your year end goals, added to  your every day busy-ness …. isn’t relaxing!  You concentrated on making THIS year better than last, and know you want to make NEXT year even less stressful and more productive than this year.

In case you’ve missed any of the previous posts . . .

Envision Success – What do you want this holiday season to be?

Holiday Success – with Lists – Organize your holiday tasks

Stress Free and Productive – What do you love to do?

What’s On Your Plate? Managing the holidays, a business, and a family

You Are Not an Island – Delegate! It’s not all on you.

Holiday Fun with Calendars – Schedule your holiday activities

It’s YOUR Turn – Self care during the holiday season

Gift Giving Can Be Fun! – quick tips for managing your gift list

But, if you are anything like many of my clients, you have your papers & ideas from the previous weeks in various places.

  • You might have some ideas written on post-it notes stuck in your calendar.
  • Possibly a few coupons on the refrigerator, other coupons in your purse, still others on your desk.
  • Some recipes near the oven, others in your grandmother’s recipe book, still other saved on Evernote & Pinterest.
  • Your holiday calendar is on your desk, the holiday task list on the fridge.
  • Gift ideas are stashed in the car.
  • Your address list for Christmas Cards is sitting near the TV – so you can address cards while watching your favorite shows.

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How can you make this easier next year?

I’m encouraging you today to create a Holiday Notebook.  Gather all the bits and pieces from your holiday planning and put everything in one place.  Now, you only have one place to look when you want to find the guest list for your work part.  AND as a bonus, next year you can benefit from the strategies you implemented this year!

Note – Your “holiday notebook” does not need to be an actual notebook.  Some of my clients use a box, others a folder, others a big manila envelope for receipts and keep their lists on Google Drive, still others utilize Evernote.  Pick what feels most comfortable to you. Just pick something – and put everything in one place.

Be sure to stop back the first week of January as we tie everything together so your next year is super relaxed and productive.

Your turn.  Will your notebook be digital or paper?  Please post below.

Would you like some support accomplishing your goals?  

With a little coaching, you can easily achieve the perfect balance between your business and personal lives.  You can develop a framework and a system that allows you to put first things first -and live a life of purpose, accomplishment, and fun.  You can turn ideas into action!  You can have a productive and stress free life!

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