The idealized versions of holiday celebrations are all about family time and creating sentimental memories that will last you a lifetime. While this is definitely part of the experience, practically speaking, the holidays often involve too many things to do and too little time. During this home stretch of 2018, you want to make sure you get the most out of each free moment. Time management is crucial, now more than ever. On this week’s blog, we dive into how you can manage your time to get more of those idyllic holiday moments and fewer stress headaches.
Organize and Prioritize Your To-Do List
Before you can tackle whatever it is you have to do during the holiday season, you need a game plan. Your to-do list is your gameplan. If you just write out a long list of things you have to accomplish though, it may seem overwhelming. Instead, group the action items you need to take into chunks. Choose to focus on the areas that need your attention immediately. Celebrate your victories when you get a chunk taken care of!
Communicate Consistently with Friends and Family Members
One of the easiest parts of time management to overlook is communication. You may not think of communication when it comes to efficiency or completing a task. However, it can be hugely helpful! Let your friends and family know what your plans for the holidays are. Communicate with your significant other about what all you’re trying to accomplish. Adding a partner to your team can keep you accountable and add a helping hand when you need it!
Don’t Forget to Carve Out Time for Yourself
When times get stressful, it’s easy to get caught up putting out fires and forget about your own mental health. “I’ll deal with it later,” is a common refrain for busy people. Don’t forget to make some time in your schedule to just relax and leave the to-do list off your mind for a while. You’ll come back to the task at hand refreshed.
Dunn Brothers Coffee Is Here to Help You Manage Your Time
At Dunn Brothers Coffee, a busy schedule is par for the course. We manage our own time by communicating with each other and taking a moment to breathe. We have created a workspace that invites you to do the same. When you need to relax amidst the holiday fervor, we’re ready with coffee and a delicious seasonal food menu. To learn about our full selection of offerings, contact Dunn Brothers Coffee in Coralville, IA at 319-665-2020.