Posted by: Ellen Hankes | November 22, 2009

How Can I Get It All Done Before Thanksgiving?

With Thanksgiving Day just a few precious days away, here are some tips for getting everything done before the pumpkin pie is served. You will feel more organized with attention to these simple ideas.

  • Make lists. Consolidate your lists into a spiral notebook or some other system that keeps your notes and stickies together in one place.
  • Delegate. Assign tasks to others. They will enjoy helping and you will be thankful for their contributions to the success of the holiday observance.
  • Forget perfection. The quest for perfection usually brings more stress than it is worth. Relax and enjoy the preparations.
  • Consider alternatives. Traditions are wonderful, but so are new beginnings. It may be time to think about an easier way to prepare a meal that leaves more time for a walk with family or a board game with the kids.
  • Count your blessings. Tell yourself and others why you are grateful for your life and the people in it. Share your blessings once you have identified them.

Enjoy the holiday!

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Responses

  1. Thank you Ellen! You made some great points. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!


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