Christmas is just around the corner, expectation is in the air, children are starting to get excited for the holidays, and a few days off at the end of the month are waiting for most of us. December is here!
There’s absolutely no getting around the fact that the festivities will totally dominate whatever you are getting up to, and you want to be prepared so you can enjoy them too!
Here are some ideas and help on things to do in December, to make the most of the month and make it count.
THOUGHTS ON DECEMBER
It all seems magical at this time of year – especially when children are involved! But with this time comes the possibility of a lot of stress, spending and time restraints – which we need to minimise as much as possible so we get to enjoy the build up as well.
With so much going on over and above our usual schedules, it can often be a time that feels overwhelming to people.
Trying to juggle all the commitments you have, social / family / home / job etc…. can be too much.
That’s why I have tried to get you to get lots of the prep done in Oct and Nov as then you will feel prepared and able to attend all those wonderful social occasions that are happening this month without feeling guilty that there are jobs to do at home still. If you haven’t been able to get much of the prep done before now, then why not have a real blitz in the first week in December – get everyone involved and delegate as much as possible.
December should be about the fun and excitement of Christmas as much as possible – so start to enjoy yourself and remember, as long as the basics have been done, the rest will follow (and if they don’t, will it really matter in the end?!)
TIP – To try and compensate for the extra busy-ness that you are inevitably going to face this month, try and have a complete break from your TO DO list. I always leave December for only Christmas related tasks as that’s plenty!. The other jobs can wait….