We have passed the longest day of darkness in 2020 and move into more light coming into our lives each day.
I hope your holiday season is filled with :
joy for all the things you have learned and conquered in 2020
light to see a new way of building relationships and
happy expectations for 2021.
Wishing you a season where you can feel joy, light and happiness.
Share how you overcome the darkness to fill it with light.
Julie Stobbe is a Trained Professional Organizer and Lifestyle Organizing Coach who brings happiness to homes and organization to offices, in person and virtually. She has been working with clients since 2006 to provide customized organizing solutions to suit their individual needs and situation. She uses her love of physical activity to reduce clutter, in your home, office, mind and time. If you’re in a difficult transition Julie can coach you to break-free of emotional clutter constraining you from living life on your terms. Get started by downloading Tips for Reorganizing 9 Rooms.
During the holiday season expectations are raised. The food needs to be perfect, the gift needs to be thoughtfully purchased, the house needs to be tastefully decorated, and everyone needs to be happy all the time. Record your expectations for season. Everything you can think of. Look through your list and decide on a plan that makes each expectation manageable for you. If your expectations align with practicality, this holiday will be less stressful and more fun.
Make a simple Holiday meal.
Cook ahead of time and freeze the food
Plan a potluck with everyone contributing
Buy your holiday baking
Simplify your menu,prepare fewer items
Reduce the number of people you buy for
Draw names so everyone gets one gift
Set a price limit on the value of the gift
Plan an experience instead of buying a gift: go to a play, go out for dinner, and go to a movie
Use larger items to make the space look decorated instead of using lots of small items
Decorate with flowers; you don’t have to pack them away when the season is over
Spend time together doing things you enjoy
Plan your schedule so you don’t get over tired
Plan down time so each member of the group can spend time alone
Plan things you like to do, not have to do
Plan to exercise and get fresh air
Can you learn to ask for help and accept help?
Julie Stobbe is a Trained Professional Organizer and Lifestyle Organizing Coach who brings happiness to homes and organization to offices, in person and virtually. She enjoys working with her clients to provide customized organizing solutions to suit their individual needs and situation. She reduces clutter, streamlines processes and manages time to help her clients be more effective in reaching their goals. Julie can coach you to break-free of the physical or emotional clutter constraining you from living life on your terms.