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Some women seem to have it all together at the holiday season, reaching the holidays having calmly done everything they needed to, prepared everything, and ready to truly enjoy the celebration. Are those women especially gifted? No, they just have better time management skills than most. In particular, they:  

Plan ahead
Taking a few moments to plan now for the holidays, from work load to gifts to dinners, makes execution a breeze. There is a saying in time management that 1 minutes of preparation saves 10 minutes of implementation. It’s very true.

Are organized
Because every minute spent looking for something is a minute that isn’t available for something more important - such as relaxing! So smart women have their stuff organized, but also their tasks. It takes too much brainpower to remember everything on a gift list, for instance, and having it ready for use in your purse reduces the chances of buying two gifts for the same person or going over budget.

Know what shortcuts to take, and take them
There are many shortcuts to a successful holiday (for instance, buy the Christmas plum pudding, then tailor it to your tastes, rather than making it from scratch). By looking for every possible shortcut that doesn’t significantly affect the result, smart women often save up to half of the prep time for the holidays.  

Know how to get as much done ahead of time as possible, both at work and at home, so that they can actually enjoy themselves
If everything that can be done ahead of time is done before the end of year time crunch, there is no longer a time crunch, since a significant part of the work, at work and at home, is already done.  

Know how to master their stress and deal with their emotions, so that on D-Day they are all smiles
No matter how much planning one does, and how organized one is, stressful moments will happen. Smart women have stress relief techniques, such as deep breathing and emotional release techniques such as EFT that make all the difference in those unavoidable stress moments.  

Know how to delegate as much as possible.
It is usually possible to delegate a lot more than we think, and a lot more help is available than we realize. Smart women know this, and look to delegate every possible task to someone else, be it an assistant, their children, family members or hired help. Sometimes, the cost of hiring someone is more than offset by the time savings that result.  

How many of those Smart Woman skills do you already have? All six? Congratulations! Less than six? No worries, there are many ways to learn them. Most effective, I have found, is to either hire a specialist to help you develop them, or use a program tailored to the season, such as [Link Removed] 

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