It's here! It's not even December yet but the holidays are officially here! The hustle and bustle of shoppers searching out the perfect gifts for their loved ones and grocery store runs gathering up every last holiday meal essential ingredient can quickly turn ugly. Instead of carol singing patrons you've got hurried and frantic people dashing not through the snow but to the check out stand as quick as St. Nick!
Here are 5 ways to avoid surviving the holidays so you can ENJOY them!
#1 - Make a list.
Schedule out the items on your list so you know exactly when you're checking them off.
#2 - Plan a budget.
Let's face it, the holidays can be expensive. Plan your budget and stick to it. It's amazing all the creativity that can come out when you need it to!
#3 - Schedule enough time.
Always plan extra time to get your tasks done. Crowds, traffic, parking - shopping nightmare right? Plan extra time and you'll be pleasantly surprised when you're off to your next stop ahead of schedule!
#4 - Pace your shopping.
Pick a mall or shopping area where you can get the most done in the amount of time you have planned. You'll accomplish more and save time too!
#5 - Stop and smell the candy canes.
You don't have to really smell candy canes but do take time for yourself. You deserve a moment to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the season too!
Happy Enjoying Everyone!
--Miss Amy :)
Miss Amy: I love teaching kids and watching that "A-ha!" moment happen when all the dots connect and the light bulb goes on! There's nothing better!