We are hosting a big family gathering on the 23rd and again on Christmas day. Being organized helps to keep things fairly sane around here! For me, being organized starts with a list.
This morning finds me propped up with a cup of coffee and spiral notebook in hand. I have two lists started. One titled home, the other go. My lists are not fancy. I keep them handy and write things down as I think of them. My home list is filled with everything I need to do around the house. The go list includes everything away from home. A wise woman once said, let paper remember so you can forget!
Another tool I use to keep me organized and sane is a daily chore list from the Home Ec 101 blog. There is a little note posted with a short list of chores for the day.
|Home Ec 101 blog by Heather Solos can be found here.|
Three more tips:
Don't give up your daily exercise! For me, it's hard enough to be motivated on a normal day. During a busy week it's so easy to let this one slide. Don't do it! You will love yourself for taking the time to de-stress by some type of daily work out. Walk, run, bike, gym, weights, dvd. Whatever it is... just do it!
Remember the reason for the season. I love to read the story of Jesus birth found in Luke chapter two verses 1-20. I also like to read a touching story throughout the season. Jan Karon's book Shepherds Abiding is a good read.
Have fun! Be flexible. Even with lists and organization things don't always go exactly as planned. Enjoy the moment and the people in your life. That's what it's all about!
I'm off for a morning run!
If you have any questions or tips on getting through this busy week you can leave a comment or contact me by e-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org