Time Management Delivers Stress-Free Holiday Bliss

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Motivational speaker Dave Saunders reveals how simple techniques can get more done and reduce stress during the holidays.

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I can't believe how you hit the nail on the head with this one.

What is it about the holiday season that leads to such stress and chaos? People who are normally driven by values, and know how to manage their time, throw all they know about time management out the window when the winter holidays arrive. For so many, the holiday season becomes an endless series of stress outbursts, incomplete important tasks, and stressful events brought on by constant reactions to everything around them.

"Every year I see the same thing with friends and colleagues. The holiday season comes around and they throw out everything they've ever known to be essential for their lives when it comes to time management. Suddenly the holiday season becomes a stressful time instead of a joyous time to spend with friends and family. They lose control not because of the circumstances of the season, but rather because of the stories they tell themselves about why the circumstances are in control. They lose control because they no longer choose to be in control." says motivational speaker Dave Saunders.

"If I could provide one time management tip that would be most universally beneficial, it would be to set and keep in mind your primary goals for your holidays. For some it is to have a holiday with as many friend and family members as possible. For some it may be about cooking a special meal as a gift of your time for others. Whatever it is, focus on the goal and then take action towards it. When roadblocks come along, recognize them and steer around them. This alone can reduce more holiday stress than many can imagine."

"The holiday season should be about being thankful for what we have and sharing that with those around us."

"By using what know about time management and the importance of goal setting, we can keep focused on the important things in our lives. If you want a great family meal, make that the goal and focus on the steps needed to achieve it. Make an accounting of what needs to be done, ask for help and participation and then let go and allow others to do their part."

Going into the holiday season knowing that some people feel more stress than others, can help us be more empathic and sympathetic towards others. When we are able to be more understanding towards others, stress is reduced and we can communicate more openly and not be offended by an inconsiderate statement from another, or a burnt pie.

"I can't believe how you hit the nail on the head with this one." says Russell Wright of http://www.keyworduniversity.com "I have started to implement a couple of your time management techniques and already feel like I have far more control of what my day looks like, what I am doing, and the outcome of my plans. You've really reminded me of the importance of goal setting and then taking action on those goals."

Dave Saunders is an author and speaker on motivation and finding balance between body, mind and spirit. You can receive free time management and goal setting tips at
http://www.the-time-management-guy.com and get news on free telephone workshops on goal setting and time management.

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