The holidays are BUSY, no doubt about it. Finding extra time to do anything isn’t easy during the holidays! But it is NOT impossible either.
The tips in this time-saving pdf are a great first step to helping you out.
I’m just as guilty as the next Christmas crazed mama out there. I love the decorations, the music, the festive treats, the Candlelight Christmas church service, and the Christmas cheer on every T-shirt .
But it’s so easy to fall into the hustle and bustle of the season and get as lost in it as my cats do in the Christmas tree!
So what do you do? How do you stop yourself from running around from task to task and feeling like you are stretched too thin to function?
It is super important that you take a hot minute and sit down with your schedule. Write down your MUST-DO’s and any events first. These are non-negotiables that need your attention FIRST.
For me, this includes time in the morning for devotional and prayer. That time with Jesus calms my heart & head, gets my mind in the right focus for Him to guide my steps and me to be sensitive to hear Him when He does.
This also includes my workout time. If I don’t make it happen first thing, or at least schedule it into my day, distractions and emergencies tend to creep in and take its place. Or I get plain tired and talk myself out of it.
Also, this includes 3 top priorities for the week to move my businesses forward, enhance my relationship with my kids & hubby, and keep my household running 😉
Then, add in your COULD-DO’s. These are items that you would love to get done, but that aren’t as pressing.
These are like the errand to Hobby Lobby, the office reorganizing , scrolling social media mindlessly with no purpose other than to be “busy” procrastinating something else on your top priority list Lol , Hallmark movie marathons when just one movie will do , personalizing of every teacher gift til 2am, or the website rebranding that can wait for the New Year.
Finally, add in your WOULD LOVE TO-Do’s. These are the fun things, the extra things that you would love to do if time and brain-power allow it! 😊
Sister—- don’t skip this one!!
Would you love to volunteer at the church Christmas shoebox distribution? Would you love to watch a new Christmas movie you’ve never seen or rewatch a classic with the family? Would you love to meet a friend for Christmas Starbucks and chat about life ? Would you love to make a batch of Forgotten Cookies before bed?
So take these time-saving tips from a fitness and business pro to heart. Because the time you save is going to be SO important for your sanity!
And finally, if you don’t want someone to call you a Scrooge, take a few minutes every day to do something for YOU. Fill YOUR cup up first so that you feel good and have more energy!
Here are some ideas of things you can do:
- Take a bath.
- Take a power nap.
- Watch a Christmas movie.
- Read a book just for fun.
- Get outside.
I’ll be back next week with a fun recipe and tips for staying on top of your health and fitness goals this holiday season!
In Sweat & Faith,