Day 3 – Organized Christmas: Avoid Conflict

This is Day 3 of our 31 Days To An Organized Christmas. To read all the posts in order, start with this post, then visit the Landing Page to see the outline for the whole series.

Some Thoughts:

I try to avoid conflict as much as possible, but it is bound to happen. We are humans. Some of the things I mentioned in the last post, plus Pinterest (it’s not all bad, I promise, I know good people who work there!), plus long-time traditions, plus a Peppermint Mocha, and add in some unspoken expectations of how things “should” be done, and it can be a recipe for disaster. BUT it can be avoided!

Is it possible to avoid conflict during the holidays? Probably not completely. But the time to start thinking about it is now… – Get Yourself Organized for Christmas

Kathi’s book has a great “Survivor’s Guide” that will help everyone to have a more pleasant holiday season. If you are in a blended family like Kathi is, she has some great strategies for scheduling conflicts that may arise from all parties involved. Budget and traditions are also sensitive topics that can set you up for conflict, and make sure to prepare accordingly.

Assignment:

  • Read pages 18-20 in Get Yourself Organized for Christmas.
  • Check in with your Organized Christmas buddy.
  • Set aside some time to answer these questions:
    • What are some sensitive topics that come up during the holidays – family, where to spend Christmas, traditions, money?
    • How can we find some kind of resolution – choosing another day for a gathering, modifying traditions for your family, making a budget?

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