I solved a huge problem a few years back, when I found I wasn’t meeting personal deadlines, such as holidays and birthdays. I found that if I give myself clear reminders two weeks out, I would get the card, gift, menu plan done on time.
If you want to implement this for December, turn to the 11th and make some goals for your two weeks out. What do you absolutely need to have done by that date?
Here are a few ideas:
- Make sure all gifts have arrived, or have been bought.
- Begin wrapping – add to schedule daily until finished
- All cards should be in the mail.
- Travel arrangements have been made.
- Plan Holiday menu.
- Create Christmas grocery shopping list.
So now as I am planning out each month in my Filofax, I simply flip back two weeks and write the reminder in red so that I don’t forget. I usually give myself a deadline to complete a project for events and count backwards so that I have enough time to be prepared. That way, if I have to run out for last minute details, I don’t stress myself out at the last minute. And who likes getting their Birthday card a day late? You owe it to your friends and family to show you care, and this one simple step will make you look super smart!