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How to use a Christmas Planner to stay organised and stress free

A christmas tree on a table with gifts and a candle

Picture this: It's September and the kids have gone back to school after the summer holidays. You go shopping without the kids running around and pestering you to buy them something. Shopping feels like bliss until you notice the Christmas aisle. This happens every September but it still fills some of us with panic.

Don't get me wrong. The holiday season can be a wonderful time of the year, but it can also be a stressful one. There is so much to do, from shopping and decorating to baking and entertaining. But fear not. That is where the Christmas Planner comes in.

A Christmas Planner can help you to stay organised and on track, so that you can enjoy the holiday season to the fullest. Here are some tips on how to use the Christmas Planner to stay organised and stress free.

Choose the right Christmas planner for you

There are many different types of Christmas Planners available, so it is important to choose one that works for you. A printable one is by far the most economical and you can print out as many pages as you want to.

A  printable Christmas Planner

Some planners have more features than others, such as gift lists, budget trackers, meal planners and more. Choose a planner with the features that are most important to you and you know you will use.

Set up your planner

Once you have your planner in front of you, you can start filling it in with important tasks, lists and budget etc. Schedule your tasks in the Christmas countdown so that you know what you are going to do on that day. It is also a good idea to schedule some downtime for yourself so that you can de-stress if things start getting overwhelming.

It is also a good idea to set a realistic budget for the holiday season. This will help you stay focused and avoid overspending in certain areas.

Use your planner regularly

The key to staying organised is to use your planner regularly. Update your planner when tasks have been complete or new tasks come to mind. And, be sure to check your planner regularly to see what you need to do next.

Use your planner to prioritise your tasks Some tasks will be more important than others. Use your planner to prioritise your tasks so that you can focus on the important ones first.

Use your planner to stay on track

It's easy to get sidetracked during the holiday season. Use your planner to to stay on track and avoid procrastination.

Use your planner to reduce stress

A Christmas Planner can help you to reduce stress by helping you to stay organised as early as you can. The more you can get done ahead of time means that the less stress you will feel.

Enjoy the holiday season

The holiday season is a time to relax and enjoy time with family. Don't let the stress of planning get the best of you. Have fun using your planner. Decorate it with stickers and doodles if you want and make it an enjoyable thing to do every year.

Use your planner to track your gift giving

This will help you to avoid overspending and ensure that you don't forget anyone.

Use your planner to plan your holiday meals

This will ensure that you have all the ingredients you need and avoid the stress of shopping at the last minute.

Here are some extra handy tips to help you stay organised and stress free over the holiday season with a Christmas Planner

1/ Carry your planner around with you so you can check it regularly.

2/ Start planning as early as you can so you can stay ahead of the game.

3/make a shopping list to stay on budget and avoid impulse buying.

4/ Don't food shop when you are hungry.

5/ Break down large tasks into smaller tasks to make them less daunting and more manageable.

6/ Don't be afraid to say no. If you have a lot on, you are allowed to say no to new commitments.

7/ Don't sweat the small stuff. Remember that the holidays are about spending time with family and loved ones, not about having the best, the most expensive or the most perfect.

8/ Don't be afraid to let go. If something isn't going according to plan, don't be afraid to let go.

Check out the printable Christmas planner by clicking the button below and have a wonderful holiday stress free.


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