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18 Days Until Christmas…..Push the Easy Button

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on December 7, 2010 in Family, Holidays, Moms |

I was lamenting to my husband about how big my to do list was.  He too is crazy busy at work, coming home to eat at night and then sitting in front of the computer working for 5 more hours before going to bed.  Sowe talked about how do you even know where to start when you are overwhelmed and don’t even know where to start……his words to me were simple…..start with something easy.  Genius I say!  Once you start with something easy, you will then have the momentum to keep going.

Here are the steps:

  1. Start with the easy.  So what on your to do list is easy to do?  Yesterday for me it was writing thank you notes that I had been putting off for a few weeks, another was to make a phone call that took me 60 seconds, but I had been dragging my feet on for two weeks.
  2. Eliminate the unnecessary.  Maybe there are some things on your list that simply do not need to be done.  Do you really have to bake 62 different kinds of holiday treats or would 5 be enough.
  3. Take the rest of the items on your list and see if you can find help with the others.  For example, I do not enjoy wrapping gifts.  I am not particularly good at it, my corners are not crisp, the ends are not perfectly identical in size (you know that triangle flap that you fold over….one of mine it always inches longer than the other making the gift look goofy).  However my husband with his mathematical left brain can do this in a snap….it takes him minutes to do something that I agonize over for hours.

So find that easy button and get those things checked off your list!

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To Joyful, Simplified Living,

MS. Simplicity

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3 Comments

  • Kara says:

    I’ve just started to read your blog and find it very funny. I myself have a 2-page to-do list that makes me hyperventilate every time I find myself with free time, as I know I should take out the list and get to work. Last week I finally made a dent in my list by starting with the easy stuff and working my way down. I look forward to your next entry. Thanks for the smile on my busy Tuesday.

  • Randali says:

    I, too, am a new reader and have a mile long “To-Do” list. I love your blog and really enjoy all the tips to surviving the holiday season. Thanks for brightening my day!

  • Thanks Kara! I love knowing that people are enjoying my blogs as then I know what they want me to write about. Tomorrow is going to be a baked potato soup for the crock pot….stay tuned!

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