Guest – Debra Angiletta
How do you juggle too many activities during the holidays?
Everyone loves the holidays. You get to enjoy family traditions and pass them along to the next generation … but they take time and we don't have an endless supply of time (how I wish we did). By adding extra activities to our busy schedule, it often means trying to do too much. It’s easy to end up so exhausted that we don’t enjoy ourselves. That’s why we’re hosting experts to share 24 holiday tips. We want to help you re-balance how you spend your time, and hope you enjoy these tips about taming the holiday calendar will give you the time you need, to enjoy yourself.
Favorite Holiday Activity
Christmas starts at Debra's house on a weekend around the 15th of the month. They have a big family dinner and afterwards, decorate the Christmas tree. Debra loves taking out boxes of ornaments and reminiscing about traditions, old and new. For example, this year there will be new ornaments for her daughter's favorite movie, Frozen.
3 Tips: Taming the Holiday Calendar to Make Time for You
Debra is a business strategist and coach (DebraAngilletta.com), who works with women starting businesses, most often after successful corporate careers. She started her business so she could spend more time with her daughter Eva. Debra's goals mean learning how to manage a tight schedule so she get's everything done, including her personal time at the gym every week.
So of course, Debra's holiday tips are about managing your time during the holidays, so you can honor family traditions and (a big AND) make time for yourself.
- Take family traditions and tweak them to fit your lifestyle. By respecting the essence of each tradition, family members will support your changes and some might wonder “why didn't I didn't think of that.
- Schedule time for yourself during the holidays. This is a great time of year to take vacation time, to relax and re-energize for the coming year.
- Take time to connect with friends, preferably in person as that's where you can really see how a person is feeling. If you're unable to connect in person, then Skype or Facetime offer an alternative to waiting 3 to 6 months, or longer.
Listen in as Debra and I talk about her holiday tips by clicking below …
Most Important Holiday Goal
For Debra, the holidays are an important time to refresh, renew and rejuvenate as you gear up for a busy new year. Making time for this important transition means you'll start off the new year with gusto, and achieve your goals with ease.