I am not thinking about what you want as a present, but what you want Christmas to look like for you. Yes, the holidays are about giving and spending time with your family and friends, but not sacrificing everything you want the holiday season to look like. You have to make time in your calendar for the things that make you happy, what you want the holiday season to look like for you. If you have always wanted to go somewhere special, something you have always thought would be good, then try to fit those things into your schedule.
Make Your Christmas Wish List
The things I like to add to my Christmas wish list are the little things that everyone else forgets and seems to fall on to my shoulders. So, by planning these in advance I get my perfect Christmas and it makes me enjoy the time even more.
I like a clean and tidy house, I like things done in advance; I hate being late or not having things ready and so I find it difficult to enjoy the holidays if these things aren’t taken care of. Therefore, I plan my holiday season with these things in mind. I can slip in the odd job and no one seems to notice, if I don’t ask, these get left to me.
Your list is personal to you, you might want a night out, or a meal with friends and this is what is so important about making your Christmas wish list now. It gives you time to choose what you want to do and how you will fit it in with all the other obligations that we all have at this time of year.
Making Your Plan For Christmas
I know that I love to plan and for the most part, I am learning so much more about planning this year than I ever dreamed possible, I thought I knew how to plan, but I have learnt that there is so much to creating the perfect plan and being flexible in case something changes.
Nevertheless, by giving yourself the time to plan properly, it will help the busy season go that much smoother than without the planning. I like having some sort of structure to my day, and knowing what I need to do in advance helps to ensure that there is enough time to get all the little jobs completed ahead of time.
The Perfect Christmas Recipe
The holiday season is a special time, not just for children but for everyone; it is important that you have the time to enjoy those moments too. It is about finding that balance where you have time to enjoy yourself, too.
I spent so many years thinking about the children, creating the perfect Christmas that I often forgot about me, what made those Christmas’s special was seeing my children’s faces light up, but I often wonder if I gave myself enough time to enjoy those moments, and not rushing to the next item.
I came to realize that the perfect Christmas for me was to enjoy those moments, to get things done in advance so I could have the time to sit back, relax and enjoy the season.
Therefore, by making your Christmas wish list you can start to make plans for your perfect Christmas, the one where you get to enjoy the time too and not spend the whole time rushing around for other people; step back and enjoy making those memories with your family and friends and start planning now.
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