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It's only two short weeks until the New Year!  I am in full preparation mode, itching to hang my 2016 calendar early (don't, it's bad luck!).  I will say that I find it quite useful to be proactive and begin filling in standing dates, appointments, to-do's, and school holidays on both my personal calendar and your command center calendar. IMG_5900

This works as a win-win for me in that I get to begin to use next year's calendar a little early and I get to plan ahead for what is to come.  It is never fun to open your calendar January 1 to find out you have a slew of appointments and to-do's for that week.  This gives you ample time to review your schedule, fill in where necessary, and to begin strategically planning your year.  And did I mention, begin using that fancy new planner you have had stashed away for months?! I know I am not the only one!

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Another helpful tip for calendar planning is to set an alarm one week prior to all important dates.  A week is plenty of time to complete all pertinent details for any occasion, leaving ample time to complete at your own pace.

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When do you begin planning and transferring information over to your next year's calendar? Do you plan ahead, or wait till the last moment? Comment below!