. Time to Think Holidays
Today I would like share ideas about the upcoming holidays. You see, once October hits we have to look at the calendar for a minute and start thinking in an orderly manner about how to prepare for these three pressures. Halloween is a mere four weeks away. Thanksgiving is coming soon, and Christmas won’t be far behind.
As you go about your life during these next three months, may I suggest considering an idea that works really well?
Today, to get out three sheets of paper and entitle them Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Over the next few days (as you go about your regular routines, projects, and chores), write down things you would like to do and arrangements that you need to make as they occur to you.
You now have a project list where you can record those ideas. This allows you to stay focused on your present needs, your current pressures, and your reoccurring responsibilities even as your mind shoots ahead and begins to think about “what costume would work well for four year-old Becky”, and how you will “accommodate Aunt Macey (who is in a wheelchair) for Thanksgiving”, and what you need so your friends can have a special, small gift as a December remembrance.
You see, our minds are so far ahead of our bodies that if we have a place prepared to capture the thoughts, they will be safe. Next week, the following week, and even the following week as you are ordering your life, deciding upon your priorities, and making out your shopping lists, you can refer to your “holiday” lists for additional aid.
Because you have prepared a way for those ideas to be captured when they come, you can rest assured this holiday season will be just a little bit different. I know it won’t be easy, I know that we have very busy lives, but for me having a place to write down the thoughts when they occur to me helps keep Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas just a little bit more organized.
Take good care this week and enjoy this special cool weather, the changing leaves and all of the other things that come at this time of year even as you’re starting to prepare for the three big, upcoming holidays.
Find more helpful ideas in the House of Order Handbook.
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