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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

How Many Days until the Holidays?

Shmoozin' with Susan

By: Susan Dorne, OT

Written: November 11, 2009

Each year I am always amazed how quickly time goes by. Once again I’m asking myself “How Many Days until the Holidays? Didn’t we just finish shopping, having our dinners and going to parties? Well, here we go again!

Now is the time to get started. I thought I’d share some ideas to help conserve energy, simplify things and how to keep a calm mind!


For most people, shopping is preferred in stores. Although this can be challenging for some, there are ways to make it more manageable. Shop during the part of the day when your energy is at its best. The earlier you go, the less people there likely will be. Take into consideration weather, traffic and all that you have to do for that day. Space out what you need to do whether it’s shopping for gift, decorations, food, etc. so you don’t overdo it. You can also call the stores ahead of time to make sure items you want are available.

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