13 Weeks/90 Days/2160 Hours Till Christmas
It's about to get REAL! Now that you have a pretty good idea of how you will spend the holidays, it's time to get your gift list in order!
Use this brain dump sheet (from the FB page) and start writing down the names of all the people you give gifts to. We'll organize it later.
Here's a list to get you started:
FAMILY and FRIENDS
Yourself (more about that later)
Child Care Provider
Water Delivery Guy
Have you ever asked your kids why they didn't take the garbage out when you asked them to? Or why they didn't finish those easy homework worksheets? What do they say? "It's going to take me two seconds." That's why they put it off. And how do we respond?
"If it only takes two seconds, do it now and get it over with."
We're going to take our own advice here and check off the easy ones. We're going to get it out of the way BEFORE the holiday rush. You will thank yourself in December when you're able to focus on what matters the most to you.
LET'S START WITH THE SERVICE PROVIDERS
Some people don't do anything for their service providers and that's fine. It's a personal choice. Let me suggest that if someone consistently makes your life easier, get them a little something.
TBH, most of your service providers would appreciate some cash. They work hard and even a little extra money goes a long way during the holidays.
Did you know that on average a teacher spends $1,000 a year out of their own pocket on supplies for their classroom and students? While they appreciate the themed gifts, mugs, clipboards, and signs, put some of that effort into cash or a gift card to their favorite store. Not sure? Ask any of your teacher friends.