Daily 20 Minute Missions for November
For the past couple of years, I have challenged myself to take 20 minutes a day in the month of November to tackle an item on my Christmas To Do list. I call it 20 Minute Missions and it has made Christmas so much better for me. I am very excited to invite you to join me in these Missions this year!
The goal? To accomplish enough in November that we can actually savor the holidays in December.
A few things I’d like to highlight before we begin:
- I know that everyone has a different schedule. For some, it would actually be easier to set aside an hour or two one day to tackle the missions for that week. That is great! Set yourself up for success and consider what times/days will work best for you.
- I also know that not everyone has the same Christmas To Do list as me. I’m offering my 20 Minute Missions calendar as a guideline. I encourage you to switch out any of my To Do’s with your own.
- Some of the tasks listed could definitely take more than 20 minutes. If you only have 20 minutes, then tackle the task that day with gusto and finish only what you can. If you have more than 20 minutes, then great! Remember – everything that we accomplish is one less thing to do in December. So every minute counts!
- I like to set aside a chunk of time on the weekends for the bigger tasks, that’s why you’ll find that the Missions on Saturdays will likely take more than 20 minutes. Feel free to change that up if another day is better for you.
Are you ready?
Here is a printable 20 Minute Missions Daily Calendar for you! Click here to print it or you can also just bookmark it on your computer and reference it each day. I will be posting reminders each morning on The Merry Little Christmas Project Facebook page so be sure to LIKE it so we can keep each other accountable!
You can also view the schedule below with a few more details:
11/4: Christmas Lists/Brainstorm Ideas: Ask your kids and family for their lists and brainstorm your own ideas for giving.
11/5: Make your Christmas list. Consider using Amazon Wish List to simplify things.
11/6: Make a list of wrapping supplies needed. If you have time, shop for them.
11/7: It’s a Wrap! Wrap any gifts you’ve already purchased.
11/8: Make a list of any ingredients you will need for cooking or baking. Begin to look for sales.
11/9: Sunday (Day off)
11/10: Making handmade or photo gifts this year? Make a list of what you plan to make and for whom.
11/11: Organize your photos online for your photo gifts.
11/12: Make a list of supplies needed for handmade gifts.
11/13: Shop for (or make a date to shop for) any supplies needed for handmade gifts.
11/14: It’s a Wrap! Wrap any gifts you’ve already purchased.
11/15: Christmas Card Prep Day. Design and order your card. Prep your addresses. Buy stamps/address labels.
11/16: Sunday (Day off)
11/17: Work on handmade/photo gifts.
11/18: Work on handmade/photo gifts.
11/19: Work on handmade/photo gifts.
11/20: Work on handmade/photo gifts.
11/21: It’s a Wrap! Wrap any gifts you’ve already purchased.
11/22: Finish Christmas cards. Set aside to send out later.
11/23: Sunday (Day off)
11/24: Tackle a de-cluttering project.
11/25: Day 2 of de-cluttering.
11/26: Focus on Thanksgiving Prep. 🙂
11/27: Happy Thanksgiving!
11/28: Black Friday/Wrap any gifts you’ve purchased.
11/29: Join me in a Freezer Baking Day!
11/30: Make a Christmas Bucket List.