We all know that in the Philippines, the start of the “-ber” months signals the beginning of the Christmas season. This holiday has the longest duration in the country and all the Christmas songs that start playing even before the Halloween is a good sign of this.
And since the holidays are also the biggest reasons why most of us lose a good amount of sleep, we’re here to help you out in finding ways how to get a good amount of zzz’s no matter how many parties and get togethers you might have scheduled.
Gearing Up for the Holidays
So how should you get ready for the upcoming holidays? Here are some tips:
1. Don’t wait ’til the last minute.
If you need to shop for gifts, send out cards, or deck the halls with boughs of holly, do it now. Or at least get started already. For some experts in doing a lot around the holiday season, mid-November is already pretty late for getting a lot of things done, but it’s still much better than having to do last minute everything by the start of December.
2. Create a schedule and stick to it.
Discipline is essential if you’re very busy. You may feel tempted to skip a few things on your sched, but if it will only come back to haunt and rush you, it’s not worth the hassle. Do it now if you already have it scheduled and then relish in the free time you could have if you’ve accomplished everything in advance.
With just one body, two hands, two feet, and 24 hours in a day, it’s definitely impossible to do everything at once. Prioritize the tasks that needs doing and maybe delegate a few to someone else. If it’s a menial task, maybe your partner, assistant, or kids can already take care of it.
4. Don’t stress yourself out too much.
As the song goes, “whatever will be, will be.” Don’t fret if you still haven’t done a few things on your list. It might even help you realize if a task is worth doing.
5. Don’t miss a wink of sleep.
The holidays will mean a lot of late nights with the family, so bank on a few hours of sleep while you still can right now. This way, you won’t build a massive sleep debt by the start of the new year.
These are just a few things that you can do to start gearing up for the holidays. Try them out and save yourself from the possible grogginess you could experience after the holidays.