Louise is currently on maternity leave and will be available from November 2020.

Turkey thoughts in Turkey

With the approach of the festive time, cast your mind back to the summer sunshine. Remember how you felt lying on the beach, eating great food, relaxing with friends and family without a care in the world.

It probably feels like the stress of this time of year is starting to press on your shoulders. So stop, rolls those shoulders back and breathe. Take a moment to sit, relax and enjoy the thought of a festive couple of weeks. Get out your pen and paper, as now is the time to start your plan. None of us want a panic-induced crazy time, so think of it like preparing for your summer holiday.

Draw up a masterplan which shares out the jobs and against each task write:
a) Who’s doing it?
b) How long will it take?
c) When is it going to be done?

Each person can then put their own tasks and deadlines into their diary. As soon as a job is done, it can be crossed off the masterplan.

One item on my plan is to buy and wrap all presents by 25th November. This will reduce the need for panic-buying last-minute crowd-pushing money-wasting gifts that aren’t want you really wanted to give anyway. Sound familiar?

If you need an extra pair of hands so you can sail into Christmas feeling relaxed and ready, give me a call. Knowing that you will have nothing outstanding on your list come 25th December could be the best present of all.