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Best Time Management Strategies For The Holiday Season

It’s the holiday season and your time can feel stretched thin amongst the demands throughout this season. In order to fully maximize this season, it’s most important to juggle your personal and work demands effectively, whilst still being graceful to yourself. Although it can be difficult to allow yourself to unwind, recharge and reflect in preparation for the new year to come it is important during this time. If you’re wondering how you can make the most out of this season, keep reading.

Key Points

  1. Write down your  list of to-dos to ensure you don’t miss a thing
  2. Get clear on your intentions for this season to help keep you focused
  3. Add structure to your life through systems and grouping of similar tasks
  4. Take the time out for yourself as well as those around you

Set your boundaries

Your time is precious and in order to soak in your downtime while also complete your necessary tasks during this season, it’s important that you take the time to establish some realistic boundaries and communicate them directly to those that they concern. This will help you to better allocate your time wisely while also prioritizing your health and well-being. Take the time to really reflect on what is elevating you and what isn’t and you either accept these things or decline them.

Create your To-do list

Managing your time is a very difficult process without any direction. Taking the time to brain dump everything that there is to complete during the holidays can help you to tackle each task one step at a time and assign enough time to each task. This will also help you to monitor your progress and ensure that you complete everything you intend to during this period.

Prioritize your tasks

Once you’ve created your to-do list, order your tasks in order of priority so that you know which ones to tackle first so you can plan your projects in advance. Mark the ones that are important, unimportant, urgent and non-urgent to assist your prioritization. This will help you accomplish your tasks with reduced distraction.

Establish your intentions

Additionally, it’s important to become clear on your intentions during this season and write them down. These will help you to become focused on the larger goals as to why you are working towards each task and the overall results you desire your choices to bring. Transferring your to-do list into goals can also make it more manageable and once you’ve completed each task it will feel like more of an accomplishment.

Create systems and processes that work

Systems are the key to getting things done. They enable you to add structure to your days in a way that helps you achieve your goals. Oftentimes you hear about systems in relation to business, although they can help you to streamline your business, they can also help to bring simplicity to your life. When creating systems it’s also important to use measures that hold you accountable, such as stating where you will complete each task and when.

Bundle similar tasks together

By grouping together like-minded tasks, it can greatly improve your efficiency overall as well as your focus. By doing so your brain no longer has to switch between each tasks and therefore speeds up your activity. If multi-tasking isn’t for you, this is definitely one to try.

Carve time out for loved ones

The holiday season is definitely a time for giving and catching up on time with friends and family. Ensuring that you schedule in time for this can allow to unwind while keeping balance with any additional priorities. Take the time out to do the things you love with the people you truly care about amongst your busy schedule.

It is possible to enjoy this season, spend time with loved ones as well as keeping on top of that busy schedule. Remember to take the time out for yourself but most importantly enjoy the holidays! Happy Holidays from me to you!

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