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Have you ever had one of those days where your to do list was a mile long but you really didn't feel like doing anything? I'd love to share a couple of tips with you to help you get organized for your next Disney trip, vacation, holiday, celebration or whatever without doing too much work right this minute.
*Have a plan - the thing most people miss is having a plan. Grab a notebook and funky pen, curl up on the couch and start making lists during the commercials of your favorite show. Think about your big picture and all the pieces that will complete your puzzle. Do you need to send out invites? What do you want them to say (just bullet points with the who, what, where, when, why, how are fine for now or take the time to come up with the cute sayings now too)? Do you have a theme? What are you going to eat? Wear? Do? Make a separate list for each topic and when you're ready to get started you'll already have a plan together.
*Make a board - Pinterest is a wonderful place (just ask Dana - she's there!). A place that will suck hours and hours from your life if you're not careful. It's so much fun to scroll through "Everything" and see all the amazing things out there that you could do some day. Focus a search on something specific and make a board just for that topic. When you're ready to get started on the holiday meal, you'll already have all your recipes together or craft projects to make or things to buy. Having an excuse to be on Pinterest = AWESOME!
*Just Because - During a veg out session, check out etsy to find some super cute note cards that fit your style. Once they arrive, grab your address book and hit the couch. Take a few minutes to write some special people a "just because" card. It's fabulous to get something in the mail besides bills so even though you're taking some time to rest, you'll be brightening other people's days at the same time!
*Catch up - you've probably got a million blog posts to catch up on in your RSS feed or reader like Digg. Count this as research for a future post for your site, catching up on the latest from your favorite tv show or on recent events with your friends.
We all need a little break every now and again but can't always enjoy the break with a large to do list looming. Hopefully these tips will help you take that much needed break but still get a thing or two crossed off your list. Do you have any other ways to get some work done while relaxing? Share them in the comments with us!