Eva's Edict: 5 Minutes Holiday Lists
Do you have your lists prepared for the holidays yet? If not, that's OK! We'll be working on lists today.
Today's Eva's Edict: take 5 Minutes to plan your Holiday Lists.
OK, ready? We're going to List Your Lists.
First, let's focus on which Holiday that you're working on (Thanksgiving, or Winter Holiday).
What lists would be helpful to you? Let's mention a few here.
(Note: You don't have to start filling out the details or the tasks just yet. We'll do that in the next step. Right now, we're just brainstorming what lists should be included in your Holiday Planning Notebook or folder.)
Jot down which of the lists below you think you might need. If you've completed Eva's Edict from yesterday, pull out your brainstorm notes to help you.
Budget - would it be helpful to create a budget? I would guess, Yes, in these times.
Card List - who are you sending greeting cards to?
Cleaning - what areas of your home need to be cleaned or organized for the holiday? Create a timeline and break down the tasks, so you're not overwhelmed.
Gift List - who do you have to shop for? Do you plan to make gifts?
Meals - do you do a lot of cooking for the holiday? Are you bringing a dish to a party? This would be the place to create a task list, timeline, menu and shopping list.
Resources - list of stores, websites, catalogs, services, etc. that will be handy to have on hand in one place
Special Events - are you involved in coordinating any special events such as concerts, school or religious programs, volunteer, etc.?
Supply List - what holiday supplies do you need to have on hand related to presents, wrapping, greeting cards, decorations, etc.?
Travel - do you travel during the holidays, or are you expecting guests who will be staying with you from out of town?
Can you suggest some other lists that might be helpful?
Do 5 minutes today of Holiday List brainstorming, then STOP.
You can now go about business as usual with the rest of your day.
The main thing is: to get started, start doing SOMETHING rather than nothing and to begin to Sort Things Out, one step at a time!
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Have fun planning and let me know how you made out.
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