Organizing, Redesign & Staging

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

How the Carpenters Relate to Time Management

There's a phrase in a Carpenters holiday song that says "Greeting cards have all been sent, the Christmas rush is through". That's the point I'm at now -- gifts bought, wrapped, stocking stuffers ready to go, cards mailed, etc. The only thing I haven't done is bought the items for the Christmas day meal. Sometimes, when we do plan ahead and focus so much on one day or one time period, there comes a feeling that we haven't thought past that day or time. All of our energies are on Christmas, and then, who knows???

Someone asked me about New Year's Eve, and I was like, could we get through Christmas first? Like I cannot possibly entertain the planning for that while I am still in this mode. It is as if we are so focused on the 'big day' that our minds work in "8 more days", "7 more days", and on, and then we'll deal with what comes after afterwards. Do you ever get like this?

It's important to remember that the calendar continues on, and that one day is just one day. In fact, usually the big days go by quickly. Dec. 26-30 are not just the days between Christmas and New Year's. It is a good chunk of time to plan, do, or relax.