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Yes, people you read the title right, I’m talking about the holidays. With September’s arrival comes the holiday season. Just thinking about what the coming months will be bringing send me into a minor tailspin. I only have so much time to celebrate every holiday and get everything done!
This got me thinking about organizing and how I can be more organized for the holidays. If you’re struggling like I am I’m sharing a few tips for you today!
1.Take care of yourself – If I’ve learned one thing, it’s that I stretch myself too thin over the holidays. I’m usually unorganized and trying to cram as much as I can into the season and I wear myself down. My two biggest things are getting your 8 hours of sleep every night and staying hydrated.
For staying hydrated, I always make sure I have my 20oz smartwater® with me. When I’m busy I don’t drink the daily recommended amount of liquids in a day, which contributes to optimal health and performance.
The Mayo Clinic recommends that you consume 6.3 cups a day, yet the average consumed is 2.5 cups. I don’t know why but that always sticks with me and I usually have some smartwater® in my purse. If I’m wanting some water with a little extra flavor, I get the vitaminwater® zero squeezed®. It’s so refreshing! It’s so easy to pick up at my local Target!
2. Make a list – Yes, I’m that girl. Everything I do starts with a list! But hear me out. I made a list of what matters to me in each season. For example, in October I like going on hayrides and to pumpkin patches. In December I like to set aside an entire day to decorate, walk around the Opryland Hotel and make time for a ballet/play. I also make a list of the seasonal content I want to shoot and make it fit in with my holiday plans.
One thing that’s always on my list is picking up more smartwater®!
3. Put it on the calendar – Unless I put something on my calendar, it never gets done. You better believe that on November 1, my calendar says to put up my Christmas decorations! The day after Thanksgiving, my calendar says it’s time to go buy our live Christmas tree. Making space for the items on your list will help you cross those items off in a timely manner. Also, consult family to see when they’re coming into town and when they’re leaving.
4. When you have a day off go through and organize – This includes decorations, gifts you’ve already bought, wrapping paper, you name it. With everything organized you won’t waste time and feel frazzled going through piles of stuff. This includes going through addresses for Christmas cards and figuring out what gifts you’re buying for who.
5. Have fun – What’s the holiday season if you never have any fun?! Hopefully, if you can stay organized and hydrated, you’ll have a relaxing and stress-free holiday. I think that’s all any of us want in the end!
How do you stay organized when the holidays are upon you? Share your tips and tricks with me in a comment below!