Is there any better way to deal with a massive to-do list than just to put your head down and plow into it??
In the last two days I've done 90+% of the Christmas shopping and almost all the house decorating other than the tree (which is up and will be decorated tomorrow.) Wrapping and baking and holiday carding and such are yet to be done, but will be tackled soon. My goal every year is to try and get the big stuff done by the beginning of December, the idea being that if I am not a total basket case I might actually ENJOY the damned holiday season. Novel concept. I have nothing against Christmas whatsoever, but its approach on the calendar reliably makes me vibrate with preemptive agita.
Oh well. If I can't get everything done early, I can always go kick something hard in taekwondo class. That's a great stress-buster too.