Multitasker Alert! Your Best Guide for the 2019 Christmas Holidays

Well ho frickin’ ho ho ho fellow multitasker.Christmase 2019 multitasker planning guide

Don't get me wrong. I love the holidays. I do.

But, last minute Christmas shopping? Dreaded but gotta go holiday office parties? Loud-mouthed relatives? Crazy gift expectations and limited budgets… the list goes on.

I get it. You’ve a very busy schedule. And, you are good at what you do. Very good. You nail the Christmas holidays. Every time.

Or…maybe you don’t.  If not, well, welcome to the party. You’re in good company.

Don't worry. There’s no need for undue stress. I've got you covered for Christmas 2019.

Top insights into a healthy holiday mindset. A crazy good list of go-to holiday planning smarts just a click away. Everything from a holiday tipping guide to avoiding gaining holiday pounds. Special needs for dealing with grief over the holidays. Great links to super gift ideas… oh, and what list could be complete without…wait for it… tips for taking the purrfect holiday cat photo!

How to multitask mindfully

It’s hardly news that holidays bring out the best and worst in most of us. Not all holiday emotions are happy.  Don’t set yourself up for failure or getting down on yourself. Don't try to ignore or suppress  your feelings. Instead, be curious about them as they show up. Do yourself a huge favour and learn how to be at ease with difficult feelings.

Don’t you find that planning, preparing, hosting and who knows what else can take you right out of the moment? Remember to be kind to yourself. You wouldn't expect it of your best friend. Why demand it of yourself? A little self-care here will go a long way.

Tip:  Instead of lurching from event to event, try thinking of the holidays as a moment-to-moment experiences. Even a few moments enjoying the twinkling lights of the Christmas tree can help destress.

Think before you drop

Cash, that is. Is mindful shopping a strange idea? Do you knock off your gift shopping only to charge on to the next item on the ‘to do’ list? (this is a real peril of being a multitasker) I wish I had a dollar for every extra dollar I spent over my budget. Undue stress.  Self criticism and judgment. (this is where you down some rum and egg nog…or maybe just the rum)

Tip: Plan time to sit and think about a gift that lets the person getting the gift know how you feel about them.

Give as good as you get

Sure, you love your family and friends but…well, there’s a limit, right?  You make meals, buy gifts, attend events…at a certain point you want to dump the busy schedule and slam the door, turn the lights out and binge watch  relaxing movies.

Time for yourself, kindness and less judgement. All of these leave you in a much better mental and physical state. The last thing you want is to feel like you failed.

Tip: Okay time for some tough love here. Exhausting yourself to the point of a crying meltdown doesn't show your family show much you care for them. In this case doing less really is doing more.

Which childhood memory do you want to create for your children? A fun family game night eating store-bought Christmas cookies or being shooed out of the kitchen because mom is busy baking? Healthy for you, healthy for them.

Alright fellow multitaskers! Here's your wide-ranging mix of go-to resources for a healthy, happy, holiday.

Multitasker Go To List 2019

This is pretty straightforward:  your go-to top resoures to guarantee a smashing holiday.


16 adorable Christmas traditions to start with your kids

30 Fun Christmas Games the Whole Family Can Play

How to Host a Holiday Card-Making Party Even if You Don't Have a Lot of Space

The 15 Most Essential Holiday Books, According to Goodreads

Budget and Eco Friendly

29 Inexpensive Christmas Gifts That Won’t Make You Look Cheapchristmas 2019 eco planning

Cheap Gifts: 55 Inexpensive Christmas Gift Ideas

5 Things You Think You Need but You Don’t This Holiday Season

Simple Holiday Decorating Tips

Inexpensive Ways to Decorate For the Holiday Fall and Christmas Tips

The Eco-Conscious Gift-Giver's Guide to the Holidays


Christmas Decorating Trends 2019 / 2020 – Colors, Designs and­ Ideas

35 Christmas Decorating Ideas for Effortless Holiday Elegance

Food and Drink

100+ Christmas Recipes 2019 – Easy Food and Drink Ideasmultitasker treats


12 Effective Tips to Practice Mindful Eating During the Holidays

If You Want to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain, Follow This Beachbody Dietitian's 8 Tips

5 Tips to Enjoy Your Holidays Without Needing to Detox Afterwards

14 Useful Tips for Navigating the Holidays When You're Not Drinking

Family and Lifestyle

A Therapist's Tips for Handling the Holidays as a Newlywed

Travelling with a Family

Tips to Enjoy Family Time

5 Tips for LGBTQ People on Surviving Holiday Depression

5 survival tips for LGBTQ people spending the holidays with family

Tips for a Great Holiday Visit with Autistic Family Members

6 tips to make the holidays more enjoyable for my son with autism

Tips for Holiday Travel with children with autism


Holiday Sale Shopping Tips to Keep Your Finances On Track

Holiday tipping: Here's who you should include and how much you should give them

Here Are the Top Budget Tips For This Holiday Season

Gift Ideas

29 Inexpensive Christmas Gifts That Won’t Make You Look Cheap

Cheap Gifts: 55 Inexpensive Christmas Gift Ideas

54 Best Gifts to Get All the Men in Your Life

The 37 Best Christmas Gifts for Your Dad Who Totally Rules in 2019

The 55 Best Gifts That'll Impress Any Guy

The 25 Best Christmas Gifts for Her to Enjoy This Holiday Season

The 50 Best Christmas Gifts For Her 2019

40 Best Gift Ideas for Women


General Mental Health

9 mental health tips to get you through the holidays

Special Needs

10 Tips for Caregivers During the Holidays

5 Tips for LGBTQ People on Surviving Holiday Depression

6 tips to make the holidays more enjoyable for my son with autism


15 Tips For Coping With Grief, Especially Around The Holidays

Six Tips for Navigating Grief During the Holidays

You’re not alone – Tips for managing grief during the holidays

Personal and Cyber Safety

Police Are Urging Women to Practice Safety Tips While Holiday Shopping

5 Tips to Protect Yourself While Shopping Online this Holiday Season

Cyber-safety tips for the holidays and beyond

Holiday Party and Decoration Safety Tips for Your Business

Shop till You’re Hacked? 3 Tips to Stay Secure this Holiday Season


Christmas 2019 planning guide photography
I'm not a cat

Christmas Photography Tips

Tips For Taking the Purrfect Holiday Cat Photo!

How to Take Great Holiday Photos With Your Dog

Pinterest Board Ideas

SKThess's board “Christmas Planning


Ultimate Christmas Countdown Checklist

Organized Christmas

Mail and Shipping Tips from USPS for a Less-Stressed Holiday

Holiday Housecleaning Tips

Holiday cleaning guide: Prepare your home with these tips

7 Organization Tips for Your Holiday Gear and Decorations


Holiday Fashion: Outfit Ideas and Trends | Who What Wear

How to Get in the Holiday Spirit With the Perfect Outfit

So, there you have it from one multitasker to another. Why not take a pause in your busy schedule and be inspired by one of the resources that catches your eye? Bonus! You'll be on track for a stress-free holiday season.  Especially if you keep the mindset tips in mind. You might not oversee everything going on over the holidays, but you're in charge of how you react. That's a lot of power.  You might as well wield it to your advantage.



4 thoughts on “Multitasker Alert! Your Best Guide for the 2019 Christmas Holidays”

  1. Wow, what a great resource Bev! Funnily enough, I was looking at Christmas presents for my 3 long haired granddaughters today – silk pillowcases for shiny hair!

    It feels good to be organised in advance!

  2. The list is well compiled and categorized in a way that’s easier to find the right gift. Also, it is true what you said of being at ease with difficult feelings since holidays are always stressful and you wouldn’t want to lose your mind.

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