For most people, this is a busy time of year. Besides balancing the normal daily routine, there are so many other demands on our time. Besides the extra demands on our time, there are all the different family commitments that go along with this time of year.
How do we juggle all the extra demands on our time when we are busy enough normally? Well, it comes down to setting priorities and sticking to these priorities. I know that I have lots of demands on my time at this time of year, but I figure out what needs to get done and what can wait until after New Years. I may not always be able to keep the items that can wait off my mind, but at least I am able to remember they aren't urgent right now.
Over the last few days, I have figured out what I can set aside and what still needs to get done. It's amazing when you realize that there are tons of things on your to-do-list, but so many of these items can be put on hold for a couple of weeks. Of course, putting the items on hold means that they are going to be there in the new year, but at least for now they become a little less important.
Of course, there are still the family and friend commitments that are on the list for the next couple of weeks, but at least knowing what needs to be done and what can wait is a start.
So remember, go over that to-do-list and see what can wait and what needs to get done. The goal over the next couple of weeks to try and relax a bit and not be stressed out about the items that remain on the to-do-list. Now take some time to relax and enjoy being with the people you care about.