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One Year to an Organized Life: From Your Closets to Your Finances, the Week-by-Week Guide to Getting Completely Organized for Good by Regina Leeds

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WEEK ONE

Holiday Stress Questions

This week, you can

• Look back to your childhood Thanksgiving experiences

• Decide what kind of holiday you will create this year

Time required: Thirty to sixty minutes.

WHEN YOU HEAR THE WORD “THANKSgiving,” do you have a knee-jerk reaction? Did you have the kind of holiday you see on TV and in the movies? Or was it a sad time of year? TV and movie images can really do a number on us. They are idealized versions of reality. I think this is a great holiday because we don’t have to worry about presents. All we have to do is count our blessings and . . . oh yes, eat!

Sometimes, however, that’s where this holiday causes us trouble. Maybe you’re the designated host or hostess for the family and, while you love having ...

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