|TAPP Time Management Book|
- MAKE A LIST. In the past when you had cook-outs, did you find you forgot the chips but had the dip or worse have the drinks but no ice. Then you either missed part of the festivities because you had to go to the store or sent someone else. Sending another can seem even more stressful than going yourself because it always seems like they are gone much more time than is necessary. So prevent this stressor - if you are planning a picnic or BBQ, make a list of everything needed before going to the store so no additional trips are necessary.
- PLAN THE TRIP. Ever decide to spend a holiday shopping all the great sales and arrived home exhausted because you zigzagged around the stores for particular items you thought you remembered from advertisements. This year as you read the ads, write down the item and location. Make a mental or physical map of the stores and plan the go in a circle around the map from home to store and back so the trip is quicker and smoother. This simple plan can save time and perhaps you will arrive home exhilarated instead of tired. Then you can feel ready to join family and friends at the BBQ in the evening!
- PRIORITIZE ACTIVITIES. If you are planning other activities, prioritize what are the most important things for the day and consider who you want to spend quality time with. Relax, laugh, and enjoy the day after all it is a holiday.