Daily 20 Minute Missions for November
One of my very favorite parts of The Merry Little Christmas Project is our Daily 20 Minute Missions. We simply take 20 minutes a day in the month of November to tackle an item on our Christmas To Do list. These daily Missions have simplified Christmas in so many ways for me and others who are part of the MLC community.
The goal? To accomplish enough in November that we can actually savor the holidays in December.
You may decide to follow my schedule below or create a schedule of your own based on your needs. That’s up to you!
This year, I am excited to offer a 20 Minute Missions printable planner that is available with the purchase of my eBook, The Merry Little Christmas Project.
A few things I’d like to highlight before we begin our 20 Minute Missions:
- 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? Let’s begin!
11/2: Prepare your Christmas planner. Hint: If you purchase my eBook, you’ll be able to download a lovely Christmas planner and get started planning today!
11/3: Write your Christmas To DON’T List
11/4: Make your Christmas list and begin to collect others’ lists. Consider using Amazon Wish List to simplify things.
11/5: Make a list of wrapping supplies needed. If you have time, shop for them.
11/6: It’s a Wrap! Wrap any gifts you’ve already purchased.
11/7: Make a list of any ingredients you will need for cooking or baking. Begin to look for sales.
11/8: Sunday (Day off)
11/9: Making handmade or photo gifts this year? Make a list of what you plan to make and for whom.
11/10: Organize your photos online for your photo gifts.
11/11: Make a list of supplies needed for handmade gifts.
11/12: Shop for (or make a date to shop for) any supplies needed for handmade gifts.
11/13: It’s a Wrap! Wrap any gifts you’ve already purchased.
11/14: Christmas Card Prep Day. Design and order your card. Prep your addresses. Buy stamps/address labels.
11/15: Sunday (Day off)
11/16: Work on handmade/photo gifts.
11/17: Work on handmade/photo gifts.
11/18: Work on handmade/photo gifts.
11/19: Work on handmade/photo gifts.
11/20: It’s a Wrap! Wrap any gifts you’ve already purchased.
11/21: Finish Christmas cards. Set aside to send out later.
11/22: Sunday (Day off)
11/23: Tackle a de-cluttering project.
11/24: Day 2 of de-cluttering.
11/25: Focus on Thanksgiving Prep.
11/26: Happy Thanksgiving!
11/27: Black Friday/Wrap any gifts you’ve purchased.
11/28: Join me in a Freezer Baking Day!
11/29: Make a Christmas Bucket List.