The holiday season is in full swing…are you stressed yet? At this time of year, we need to manage our time more than ever. And here’s the key – remember to say NO to what doesn’t fit your plan!
The mid-winter season is usually full of parties and gatherings, gifts and mail, and decorating and housekeeping. You have a lot on your plate (pun intended) throughout the year, and now you need to include year-end business projects and planning for 2024…AND fit in some time off from your business for celebration! “How can I possibly do all of this???”
As Steven Covey says, begin with the end in mind. The changes and tracking you do now will benefit you most next year.
So what do you want the holiday to look and feel like?
A good way to start is to look at everything you want to do in this busy season. I encourage you to make a list of everything you actually do – try one list for home and one for business. What were some of the tasks you completed last year? What has worked or not worked in the past, whether for business or home?
What are some things you are planning to do this year? Write them down – all of them.
(And don’t forget to include yourself in the mix! What do you want to do for YOU?)
Now the key to successfully creating your vision for the holidays: the 4 Ds!
Remember, consider these points for both home and business.