Saturday, October 24, 2020
Yes, you just read my title correctly. I am one who likes to be prepared and organized. One could call me a planner. Planning ahead like this helps my well-being. I won't have to run around like my hair is on fire closer to the holidays. This weekend my daughter and I will come up with the menus for Thanksgiving and Christmas. This way I can start my ingredient list and start shopping. I buy my non-perishables when they come on sale in the next few weeks. This will help me be ready to bake when the time comes as well. I also make a list of who I need to shop for, a budget, and gift ideas. I am not a Black Friday shopper so I watch for deals and the gifts ahead of time. Normally my shopping is done by Thanksgiving. I just need stocking stuffers after that. (Note: I do live in MN and weather can be an issue when it comes to shopping). Also, I am not a fan of big crowds. I have a plan for house cleaning as well. Working on the house bit by bit prevents the crisis cleaning the days leading to the holidays. I plan exercise time in all of this as well. Now with being prepared, I can sail through the holidays and enjoy them. I can wrap the presents when Dec hits, watch movies with my kids, and bake all my cookies my family loves. I have done this for a few years now and it has greatly helped me. I do not feel overwhelmed or stressed. My mental health thanks me greatly.
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May your holidays be less stressed and enjoyable! Thanks for stopping by.