How To Make The Holidays Less Stressful
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How To Make The Holidays Less Stressful

What's up you guys! Today we are going to chat about some tips on how to make the holidays less stressful. There's so much that can go into the holiday season..... family events, cooking, cleaning, gift giving, traveling... and while it is all so exciting, it can also start to feel very overwhelming. Let's go over some ways that you can use the Daily Grind Planner to help the holidays feel more manageable!

Plan your month

Using the "month ahead" page in your Daily Grind Planner, map out all of the important dates you have coming up over the holiday season. Any dinners, parties, or appointments you have, list them all out!

Break it all down

Now that you have all of your dates in front of you, it's time to break it all down. Grab a blank sheet of your Blank Dot Grid paper, and write out each event (leave about 5 or so lines in between each one for notes). Below each event, list out any to do items that you need to do for this up coming event. For example: If I'm hosting Thanksgiving, some of my to do list items would be to buy a turkey, clean the kitchen, decorate for the party, etc.

Create an action plan

Next to each to do item that you listed on your paper in the previous step, write the due date that this item needs to be completed by. Try to spread these dates out as much as possible to help lower the stress level.

Plan your weeks

Alright, at this point you have every upcoming event listed out along with every single to do item and a due date for each. We are almost there! The last steps are to plug all of this information into your Daily Grind planner so nothing gets missed. Grab all 4 of your "Week Ahead" pages for the month. For each week, list out the to dos under their corresponding days in the "schedule" section at the bottom of your "Week Ahead" page.

Plan your days

Here is your final step! Now that you have everything mapped out by week, the last thing to do is to break it down by day. At the beginning of each week, layout all of your "Daily Pages" from your Daily Grind planner for that week. For each day, list out the holiday to do items that will be due that day. You can either list these items as your "Top 10 To Dos" if they go hand in hand with your monthly goals, or you can list these under the "don't forget" section towards the bottom of the page.
You are properly prepped for the holidays! Breaking down these big holiday events into smaller chunks, and then spreading them out over the course of the month is going to help SO MUCH with that seasonal overwhelm. Now, start checking off that to do list and enjoy the most wonderful time of the year! Bye dudes!
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