This week will be all about lists.
Before I go any further, let me say that I don’t see Christmas as an obligation to gift the people around you.
I am also aware not everyone shares the Christian/Western culture and don’t really celebrate Christmas. That is also why I call my lists “gift lists”. They’re not Christmas focused and can be referred to in any circumstance.
I personally really enjoy getting presents for people. I wish I could gift those closest to me all throughout the year but unfortunately, that is not exactly possible.
So I focus on two occasions instead: their birthdays and Christmas.
Part of the enjoyment for me is figuring out what they could possibly like and need, and then correlate those variables into the nicest present.
I use my super empathetic skills and keep an ear out for info – all year round! Yup, I’m that friend/sister/daughter/cousin/wife who is always paying attention!
You know how most people think that psychologists are always trying to read you? Well, this is quite possibly where most of us are actually applying their skills!
Humm…I wonder what my professors would think of such good use of professional skills?!
So, anyway, besides keeping my antennae out for info throughout the year, I then keep that info on lists. FreeMind, Pinterest, good old moleskine…I’ve got them everywhere.
I also believe there’s nothing wrong with getting your presents throughout the year, whenever the opportunity arises.
If we’re talking about Christmas, most years I already have all shopping done by November.
No last minute rushes for me!
I thought I would share some of my inspirations with you this week.
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