Are you interested in creating a stress free holiday season? If you’ve been with me the past 9 weeks – you are well on your way to enjoying a less stressful December. But, what if today is the first holiday post you’ve read? Good news – there is still hope for you!
Here’s a recap of the previous 9 posts. I encourage you to pick and chose what you want to implement for THIS year. Maybe you spend some time on step #1. Great – this puts you one step closer to creating an ideal holiday. Maybe you decide that step #7 is the stage you want to devote your time. Great – you have now practiced some much needed self-care.
Regardless of where you focus your time between now and Christmas, and how much you accomplish – keep your notes and stop back after Christmas for Step #10 – Evaluation. Remember slow progress is still progress. Creating a holiday season that is “a little less stressful than normal” is better than a hectic, crazy, rip your hair out holiday!
Stress Free Holiday Step #1 – Vision – What would you perfect holiday look like? What activities would you do? Who would you spend it with?
Stress Free Holiday Step #2 – Reality – Now, make a list of every task, action, project, activity you plan on participating in this holiday season.
Stress Free Holiday Step #3 – Decide – Make a decision . . . are you really going to do everything you listed in step #2? Decide which activities you really want to focus on – and stick to your decision.
Stress Free Holiday Step #4 – Break It Down – Break each activity down into the absolute smallest task. Decide on start dates for each task. (Remember, next year will be easier – you will be able to start earlier!)
Stress Free Holiday Step #5 – Delegate – You do NOT have to do everything yourself! Delegate some of these tasks!
Stress Free Holiday Step #6 – Calendar – Put your start and end dates on the calendar. Now would be an excellent time to start creating your 2014 holiday calendar. If you are feeling rushed, make a note of when you would have preferred to have started for next year.
Stress Free Holiday Step #7 – Self Care – Schedule some time for you to recharge your batteries.
Stress Free Holiday Step #8 – Gifts – Create a gift list, a budget, and decide when you are going to wrap!
Stress Free Holiday Step #9 – Notebook – Keep everything together in one holiday notebook.
Each post gives practical and easy to implement ideas. Set your timer for 15 minutes and scan through each post.
Once you finish – post a comment on which step(s) you are going to implement. I really want to know!
Do you have other ideas – please share!!
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