This post was designed to inspire and motivate me to get some things done! Since it is my first post in about two weeks(!), it looks like motivation is needed.
Christmas season is my favorite season of the year. I absolutely love the sights, sounds, smells and feelings of Christmas. But there is also a side of me that right after Thanksgiving kicks in and keeps my mind spinning with a list of things to do: make cookies, decorate, Christmas letter, Christmas photos, wrap gifts, buy gifts, do Christmas dinner, mail cards...on and on it goes. Lots of times, that just deflates me and the usual cheery tasks become burdensome and drudgery.
But, I am learning that you can really do a lot in 10 minutes! In these little chunks of time, you can make progress on these tasks. If you are sending out 50 Christmas cards, keep all the things needed together and handy and if you have a small block of time, write out 5. Keep your gift wrapping items together and give yourself a few minutes to wrap gifts. Time yourself doing the daily tasks such as washing dishes. I like to give myself 15 minutes and if I get them done, use the remaining time to take a bite out of a big project. When a huge project is looming over my head, I tend to put it off and dread it. "Beating the clock" is a fun way to get some things done bit by bit.
Lists also help me so much. I keep a list for everything! Then the fun part is checking them off!
Hope these tips may help make your Christmas season tasks more manageable and enjoyable. Then, you can focus on the fun and joy of the season!