Make a List and Check it Twice

Ask any mom or dad how they're doing and they'll probably at some point mention the word "busy". We all have so much to do and there never seems to be enough time in the day. Well, we have to figure that if Santa needed a list then maybe it might help us, too. Here are just a few lists you might want to consider making and checking twice.

To Do List

Probably one of the most common but useful lists is the "To Do" list. Take some time to create a list of the 5 most important things for you to accomplish this month. They can be based on family time and the holidays or they can be preparation items for the new year.

Some things to consider putting on your "To Do" list:

Speaking of "purging," take time this month to clean out the pantry and cupboards donating the unused products to a local food bank or shelter. While you're at it, take this opportunity to clean out the fridge discarding food items that are outdated or no longer used.

Balance out the holiday eating - typically throughout the holiday season parties or other Christmas gatherings happen Friday through Sunday. This is when the unhealthy eating occurs. So, Monday through Thursday will be the time to make sure that you're eating the healthier dinners, soups, stews, etc. from home. Commit to eating healthier at home during the week to counter-balance the poor eating on the weekends.


"We have to figure that if Santa needed a list then maybe it might help us, too."


The holidays are the perfect time to make sure that those who matter to you know you care. Create a list of the 5 people you want to acknowledge this time of year and then write a thank-you note or other note of encouragement and recognition.

These people can be family, friends or other loved ones, but you can really touch a life by considering those you wouldn't normally. For instance, a volunteer at a local museum, library, zoo or other community establishment. On a local level you might acknowledge your council person or mayor, perhaps a local police department or fire department or your local church or synagogue. Anywhere that has men and women who serve your community and are typically unrecognized.

Beyond the thank-you note, a handcrafted item or something made by your child during arts and crafts time at school can be really thoughtful. The heart behind the acknowledgement will typically mean more than the actual item.

NOT To Do List

What is supposed to be the most joyous time of year can sometimes be a nightmare, created not by the things we do but, by the things we don't do. To help return the "happy" to the holidays, create a list of the 5 things you're not going to do this month.

Fun With Family

If your family lives in the same zip code it's practically required that you get together at least once during the holidays. Even if your family is spread out and has to travel, it's assumed. So, the question is, how do you have one of these events without imposing on a family member to open their home to an onslaught of relatives? Create a list of the 5 things you can do with your extended family this month.

In Summary

It's that time of year again and it can either be familyfriendly and fun or stress-filled and insane. Make your lists and check them twice, because the holiday season should be joyous and nice.


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