Day 97 was about pulling together your organizational binder or file folder.
Today we are going to start on one of the most important aspects of it- the calendar.
We all know that Christmas falls on the 25th of December so how come we are always surprised about how fast it appears?
We all have 365 days in a year but some people just seem to get so much more done than others.
If you haven't done already, you need to print out a calendar for , September 2012, October 2012, November 2012 and December 2012 and, with a pencil, start marking in dates and commitments that you already know that you have.
So much of the specialness of the holiday season has to do with getting together with family and friends.
Most company parties, church events, children's organizations (like Scouts and Guides) and school activities(like plays and open houses) are already set by the end of September so halls can be rented and work can begin on them. If your family belongs to any of these organizations and want to participate in their holiday events call them up or send them an e-mail to find out when they are.
If your community has events that you always attend (or would like to start this year) check out the community calendar on-line. You will be able to find out the dates of the Thanksgiving Parade and Santa Claus Parade, what time they start and if there have been any changes in the parade routes and suggestions for where you can park.
There also might be great activities in you local parks, like a festival of lights, and don't forget if you have very young children that the local libraries often run fun holiday events.
Of course you will be adding to this calendar as time goes on but at least you will know not to double book yourself the night of your daughters Christmas play if you start now.
The added bonus of doing this now is seeing how little time that you might have in November and December because of your social commitments will probably inspire you to start getting things done a little earlier when you won't be as busy.
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