By Sinea Pies/ Follow her on FACEBOOK here.
|Finish Like a Champ!|
Two important goals should be to:
1. Finish the race, and
2. Finish it well!Nothing feels worse than rushing through life and not enjoying the scenery along the way! Wonderful people, whom we love, have great milestones taking place in their lives. Instead of really enjoying each moment, though, we hurry along just counting the time till it's all over!
Have you ever been so overwhelmed that you don't even remember the drive? I'm serious! On a rare occasion, I have found that my car got me there but I don't remember how. A little bit scary, I would say.
So, combat Springtime Burnout and enjoy the journey! Make a plan.
As we said in Part One: "Preparing for the Rest of the School Year", get out your personal planner, family calendar and the school calendar. I am adding one more thing. Bring out your children's book bags, as well. There may be nuggets of valuable information stuffed in there. :)
Start with the school calendar. What are the important dates on that calendar that you have to plan for?
- Spring Concert?
- Teacher Appreciation Day?
- Science Fair?
- Field Day?
- Final exam week?
- Sports banquet?
- School play?
Next, add events generated by family and friends. Find the mail (which has been beautifully sorted and filed, right?) Or simply read the refrigerator door, if that's where you post invitations. Wherever they are, bring the invitations together and collect vital information.
Where do you have to be?
- Birthday Parties
- Bridal Showers
- Baby Showers
- Rehearsal Dinners
- Middle School
- High School?
- Retirement Parties
- Awards Ceremonies
- Charity Fundraiser
- Dance Recital
Record the obvious and where you will be celebrating them, if you know where that will be.
- Easter / Passover
- Cinco de Mayo
- Mother's Day
- Father's Day
- Memorial Day
Think ahead. This is where a checklist comes in handy. In addition to your grocery list, a checklist is essential in keeping you on track with the finer details. As you make your list, questions may arise. If you can't find the answers that you need, now's the time to make that phone call or send a friendly note to find out.
When it comes to making food for an event, mark your calendar when to buy the ingredients and when the food should be made. Some recipes must be made a day or two in advance. Plan for it.
The most important thing to remember is that you are taking part in making memories for yourself and others as you travel through this event-laden season. Perfection is not possible, so don't even try. Do your best and enjoy it all as you go along!
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