Did you do a double take when you read the title for this post?
Did you wonder why I would be posting something about the holidays so early?
Well, I know from personal and professional experience that the holidays are considered a stressful time of the year. Yet the holidays should be a joyful time of year. The holidays should be a time that we look forward to. A time to spend with family and friends. A special time of the year to share and to celebrate the season.
If the word holiday creates feelings of stress, thoughts of chaos and a sense of being overwhelmed, beginning your holiday planning within this next week can change the holiday into a season filled with happy moments and a sense of calm.
Most people don’t even think about the Christmas holiday until after Thanksgiving Day which is not consistent and can leave you with only four or five weeks prior to the holiday.
If you started your holiday to dos on or around November 1 each year, you would have about eight weeks to achieve the holiday of your dreams.
So, this week create a checklist that incorporates all the things that you want to do for the holidays and then assign them a calendar date or target completion date. If you don’t have a checklist, contact me and provide your email address. I will send you my Eight-week Holiday Checklist to use as a template. All you need to do is add the dates and tasks specific to your traditions.
And from now until the holidays, I will be focusing many of my posts on holiday planning and providing tips that will support a joyful and calm holiday season. And maybe you will share some of your own tips as well. So, here’s to a happy holiday season!