INSIDE: Congratulations! You’ve completed the 30 Days to a Stress-Free Christmas challenge! The brunt of the hard work might be done but it’s important you don’t let all your efforts go to waste. You need to keep the momentum going. Here’s how to make sure you have your best Christmas ever.
You’ve finished the 30 Days to a Stress-Free Christmas challenge. You’ve worked so hard and I’m so proud of you! Don’t relax yet though because I have one more challenge for you…
I want you to make sure that all your hard work doesn’t go to waste, to make sure that this is your BEST Christmas ever! I want you to keep the planning momentum going. And here’s how!
Bonus challenge: Make this your BEST Christmas ever!
Make this your best Christmas by keeping the planning momentum going…
If you want to make this your best Christmas yet, you need to keep the momentum going. You’ve worked really hard this last month to get ahead of the game and make Christmas happen. So, whatever you do, don’t give up now! Don’t let all your hard work go to waste. Keep chipping away at that to-do list. Keep doing whatever you can in advance so that come Christmas, you’re free to enjoy the holiday season just like everyone else.
Keeping the momentum going…
So, how do you keep the momentum going? Here are my top tips for staying on track…follow these and not only will Christmas be LESS stressful and MORE enjoyable, it’ll be your BEST Christmas yet!
- Use your notebook as a place to jot down all your thoughts and things you need to remember to do.
- Use my Master Task printable as a place to record all your to-do’s, take your top priorities for each day from it.
- Do as much of your shopping as you can online.
- Track your spending so you don’t go over budget.
- Wrap your presents as you go.
- Don’t forget to make a note of what you wrapped for who!
- Revisit your packing and hosting lists, is there anything else you need to do to get ready?
- Make use of those meals you’ve put in the freezer and follow the Christmas food battle plan you came up with on Day 29.
- Make a note of what you need to defrost when.
- Check-in on your progress at least once a week. Sunday evenings are great for this. Sit with your notebook, diary and printables and make a plan for the coming week.
- Work out what you need to do, schedule it in.
- A few days before, write out a hit list of everything that’s left to do for each day and work through it.
- Prep the night before. Make sure everything you need for the following day is out ready.
- Enjoy quality family time – be sure to tick things off your Christmas Family Bucket List.
- Don’t forget to make time for you too…give yourself time to recharge your batteries and do one thing every day from your Things That Make Me Happy List!
Don’t forget about after Christmas too!
It’s so easy to get caught up in all things Christmas that you forget about after Christmas. Don’t let events post Christmas become a mad panic, make sure you’re organised for them too! Here are a few things to think about so that you head into the New Year strong:
- Thank-you cards – Who gave which presents? Make a note of what gifts you received from who shortly after you open everything. It’ll make writing your thank-you cards a lot easier!
- New Year’s Eve – What are your plans? What can you do in the run-up to Christmas that’ll make your New Year’s Eve celebrations run smoothly? You might not get a lot of time between Christmas and the new year to get everything organised, do what you can beforehand.
- Back to school – Wash all their uniform and sort out what your kids need for back to school as soon as they break up. It can be tempting to wait until after all the celebrations but don’t! Save yourself from unnecessary last-minute stress and panic the night before by getting everything sooner rather than later. I promise that come January, you’ll be glad you did!
That’s all for now!
That’s it for this 30 Days to a Stress-Free Christmas challenge. Thank you so much for taking part. I hope it’s helped you to make your Christmas LESS stressful and MORE enjoyable. Be sure to not let all your hard work go to waste – keep the momentum going! And if you need a little help, don’t forget to check out my Christmas Planning Tips board on Pinterest. Here are all of the challenges just in case you want to go over them again!
- Day 1: Let’s Get Your Christmas Planning Started!
- Day 2: What Gifts to Buy?
- Day 3: Get Organised for Christmas.
- Day 4: Write Out Your Christmas Budget.
- Day 5: Take a Break and Have a Well-Earned Rest!
- Day 6: Declutter Your Child’s Bedroom.
- Day 7: Winter Prep Your House and Car.
- Day 8: Start a Packing List.
- Day 9: Do Your Christmas Decorations on a Budget.
- Day 10: Spend Money on Experiences Instead of Things.
- Day 11: Finalise Your Christmas Gift List.
- Day 12: Take a Break and Have a Well-Earned Rest!
- Day 13: Create a Stockpile of Last-Minute Christmas Gifts.
- Day 14: Decide Whether You’ll Send Christmas Cards.
- Day 15: Start Your Christmas Shopping Early.
- Day 16: Wrap Your Christmas Presents as You Go.
- Day 17: Ask What Christmas Means to You.
- Day 18: Plan a Family Christmas.
- Day 19: It’s Time to Relax!
- Day 20: Write Your Christmas Bucket List.
- Day 21: What are Your Christmas Family Traditions?
- Day 22: Make Time for You.
- Day 23: Take the Time to Relax Before Bed.
- Day 24: Decide What to Eat on Christmas Day.
- Day 25: Create a 21 Day Meal Plan for Before and After Christmas
- Day 26: It’s Time to Chill!
- Day 27: Stock Your Cupboard with Pantry Staples
- Day 28: Batch Cook Meals to Save Time
- Day 29: Finalise Your Christmas Food Plan
- Day 30: Celebrate Christmas!
That’s it for this post – and this challenge! I hope that you’ve enjoyed it and it’s helped you create your BEST Christmas yet? Let me know in the comments!
Until next time…
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In it, you’ll find checklists for your Christmas budget, Christmas shopping, meal planning and prepping, family traditions, planning your travel and so much more. With every Christmas planning step you can possibly think of listed, no stone will be left unturned and nothing will be forgotten!
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