But in my personal life? Tomorrow is Halloween, and I've got my candy bought and in the bowl and ready to hand out. But then I saw this article by Apartment Therapy, and it just blew my mind. My life is so busy with my clients and my family, and here they're telling me I need to get ready for the holidays?!?!? It's not even Halloween yet.
After my initial temper tantrum about not wanting to and 'I'm not ready', I thought about it. In 3 weeks it's Thanksgiving. Then 4 weeks later it's Christmas. So I guess they're right, it is right around the corner.
So I signed up for their newsletter, and you know what? It's not horrible and it's helpful. Day 1 was write down everyone you should be buying a gift for. I spent 10 minutes with my phone's notepad and typed in everyone I thought I wanted a gift for. I can do 10 minutes, AND as I've been out and about, I saw a gift for someone on my list. I debated about picking it up (and didn't), but it's not something that will be a "Black Friday" thing, and now I'm thinking I may go back and pick it up. One gift (about to be) checked off the list!!
It's only 10 days long so I won't spoil it for you. I'm on Day 6 now, and I am really glad I signed up for it. So I'm passing this on to say "Get Organized!"
Here's wishing you a stress-free holiday season!