Yesterday was the first of November. The first day of a new month. For many of us, the first of November means the first day of holiday preparations as we look forward to relaxing with a cup of apple cider (or pumpkin space latte, whatever tickles your fancy) and spending time with our loved ones. With the ideas of feasting on large birds, delicious side dishes (my favorite!) and beautiful holiday trimmings dancing in our heads, it’s so easy to become distracted by the holiday festivities. Because of that, we need to set goals for ourselves, for this month and every month, in order to keep ourselves on track, focused, and to make sure that we finish the year off as strong as we started it.
You may be thinking to yourself, “but… the holidays are a time for giving back, spending time with our families and friends, relaxing and not working so much!” As much as I agree with you that we absolutely need to make time for our loved ones and ourselves, it is extremely important and essential to our personal and professional development that we budget our time wisely. By scheduling our obligations accordingly, we make sure that we do remain on track while still making time to do what we want to do!