Intentionally plan your holidays and year-end


With two months left to the year and the impending holidays, now is the time to focus our attention on our Life Designing before things get super hectic and festive using the Holiday & Year-End Process™ (HYP):

  1. Assessing how the year has fared, what’s left to tackle and experience to feel the year was a success
  2. Designing meaningful and joyous holidays for maximum merriment while remaining sanely productive
  3. Implementing anything you still desire to accomplish for the year
  4. Strategizing and planning for the upcoming year

This might feel like a lot, but it doesn’t have to be. Investing some intentionality and foresight into these pays huge dividends later. I see a tremendous difference in our clients who address this early vs those who don’t. They have a very different holiday and new year experience…

We left off in the last issue with living your life by your Personal Prime Directive™ (PPD):

Live by your Purpose

Live by your Values

Live by your Virtues

Live by your Unique Brilliance

It’s essential that you are Intentional about weaving your PPD through your holiday and end-of-year planning! You don’t have to have a formal PPD to bring Intentionality to your process. The main concept is to own and honor yourself, in all you do. 

Look at the PPD components above and see if any of them call out to you for further development. Honor this inclination, listen to your gut, for if something in you says, “ooh, that’s interesting”, that means you can greatly benefit from exploring it…

Then look at the 4 Aspects of the Process outlined above and start tackling them in the order that makes sense for your Life. Use the PPD lens, owning and honoring yourself, as you do this… I recommend that you do Aspects 1 and 2 first as these will influence the other two… This is your H.W. for the next two months. Embrace this process, it’s well worth the investment!

Remember to complete the MetroRelationsip™ Assignment below to help you effortlessly implement this, make changes and immediately start creating your Successful Relationship and Meaningful Life…

Share your experience by leaving a comment below! 

Happy Planning!



~ Your MetroRelationship™ Assignment

Take a look at how you usually go about planning and celebrating Thanksgiving. Make note of what you want to do differently this year that would make this Thanksgiving Celebration more meaningful for you.

Whatever you came up with, think of a simple way of achieving that.

Integrate that into your planning now so you don’t just think about it but actually carry it out…

Add this to your Tool Kit…



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Emma K. Viglucci, LMFT has been in the mental health profession in varying capacities for the past 20+ years. She is the Founder and Director of MetroRelationship.com a psychotherapy and coaching practice specializing in working with busy professional and entrepreneurial couples who are struggling getting on the same page and feeling connected. The work helps couples create a radiant and successful relationship and meaningful life by becoming a strong partnership and increasing their connection, intimacy, and fun. Emma is the creator of the MetroRelationship™ philosophy and the Successful Relationship Strategy™.

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