Where are you with your holiday planning? If you started around November 1 you should be making some great progress on your task list and hopefully you are feeling less stressed. The whole idea of a holiday countdown is to tackle a few tasks each week so you avoid being overwhelmed and so you can hopefully enjoy the season a little more.
Even if you are just getting started today, here are some ideas to divide and conquer your holiday task list in three weeks:
- Schedule your tasks in your calendar. Select three days each week to work on your holiday to-do list.
- Decide what tasks are necessary and which are nice. Allow yourself to remove one or two items from your list. This will open you up to experience more joy.
- Delegate. Get your family members (based on age and skill level) to help with items still left on the “to do” list such as decorating, baking, wrapping, shopping or decorating.
Make your plan and work your plan and your holiday countdown will be joyful instead of stressful.