Ho Ho Ho…Remember the NO!

2023-12-15T14:14:30-05:00By |Delegation and Elimination|

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 [...]

My Gift for You: Time!

2016-12-20T09:26:33-05:00By |Calendars|

My wish for you: may your holiday be filled with the gifts that matter most . . . the gift of joy, the gift of peace, the gift of love, the gift of friendship, the gift of hope, the gift of family, the gift of laughter, and the gift of health. AND . . . most importantly . . . all the time desired [...]

What’s On Your Family’s “Love” List?

2016-12-07T20:00:11-05:00By |Checklists & Systems, Delegation and Elimination|

Sometimes we participate in a holiday activity because “it’s tradition.” When is the last time you checked in with the family to be sure they all still enjoy the tradition? Kids grow up and family members’ and friends’ preferences change. Earlier we offered ideas on how to break down holiday tasks into their smallest components. Now it's time to take a closer look at what's on [...]

What Is the Connection Between Crying and Time Management?

2016-12-07T20:00:12-05:00By |Checklists & Systems, Goal Setting and Mind Set|

Fifteen years ago I sat on my kitchen floor and cried. It was the day after Thanksgiving and I was expecting 40 people in my home in about an hour. I had worked most of the weekend and all week except for Thanksgiving day. I had just found out that one of the guests was a vegetarian and I was SURE I wouldn't have [...]

Break It Down in 3 Easy Steps

2016-12-07T20:00:12-05:00By |Calendars, Checklists & Systems|

I hear from so many clients at this time of year that they’re bogged down in all the to-dos and activities and end up feeling rushed and stressed – just the opposite of what they’d like to experience! Easy solution: Start by breaking it down. Make a list of all the activities you LOVE to do . . .and break them down into the [...]

Can “Christmas in October” Be a Good Thing?

2016-12-07T20:00:13-05:00By |Checklists & Systems, Goal Setting and Mind Set|

It's the end of October. The leaves turn colors, the temperature drops and ... retailers get the jump on the holiday season. Yes, I know, we all complain about this very early emphasis on Christmas and the other winter holidays, but think about it ... they may not be entirely wrong! No matter what holiday (or none) you celebrate, the mid-winter season is usually [...]

It’s Christmas – in July!

2016-12-07T20:00:19-05:00By |Calendars, Checklists & Systems|

Happy Holidays!   I know it’s not Christmas or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa or Ramadan or  . . . but we can celebrate Christmas in July, can’t we? In late November and early December, I am asked questions about how to handle the increased busy-ness at the upcoming holiday season in addition to already high stress levels.  AND usually by early December . . . the "damage [...]

You Did It!

2016-12-07T20:00:30-05:00By |Calendars, Checklists & Systems, Goal Setting and Mind Set, Uncategorized|

Congratulations on surviving the holiday season and end of the year "busy-ness".  If you had the opportunity to read any of the previous 9 "have a stress free end of the year" posts, hopefully you were able to do more than just “survive” - and instead THRIVED!!! You may be wondering why I created a post about creating a stress-free end of the year [...]

A Place for Everything

2016-12-07T20:00:31-05:00By |Checklists & Systems|

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 [...]

Gift Giving Can Be Fun!

2022-05-09T13:58:51-04:00By |Distractions and Procrastination, Goal Setting and Mind Set|

Congrats on continuing your journey towards creating a stress free and productive  year end! One of the areas that can create stress is gift giving.  Intellectually we realize, "It's the thought that counts" yet often the reality looks a little like this . . . Frantically wrapping gifts the night before you are to give them. Exhausted the next morning because you were up [...]

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