November is a time to be grateful, a time to feast, and a time be with loved ones. Try to complete this November checklist before the month comes to a close:


Thanksgiving is the start of the holiday season and with that comes lots of time with the people you love. Invite a friends over and ask each to bring their families favorite Thanksgiving dish. Merge the traditions and enjoy the festivities! Buzzfeed is here for us with the 17 Rules of Friendsgiving.


As a busy young professional I find it hard to prepare healthy, versatile, and delicious meals while getting my work done, keeping my apartment clean, and spending time with the ones I love. Fall is the perfect crock-pot weather. Nothing is easier then spending 10 minutes prepping dinner before going to work and walking back in the door to an amazing smell and a ready-to-eat meal! Try a chili recipe from Pinterest or find a family favorite!


We have all heard that expressing gratitude is good for our health… but why don’t we follow through with expressing our gratitude daily? It takes 21 days to form a habit and let’s start a healthy one together this month by documenting at least 1 thing we are grateful for each day. You can use an actual journal, the Gratitude Journal App, or find an accountability buddy (my Boyfriend and I email our “gratefuls” to each other). Just some benefits we get from expressing gratitude: increased relationships, improved health, happier career, and stronger emotions.


Fresh air does wonders for our mind, body, and soul. Turn your phone on Do Not Disturb and take a hike or a quite drive and admire the changing colors of the leaves. We spend our days with our eyes glued to technology and rushing from meeting to meeting, we often forget how quiet nature can be. Where does your mind wonder when it has the space to think?

Interested in a print out version of the above to-do list? Check it out here: November 2015 To-Do List



Danielle Aaronson

Danielle Aaronson

Danielle’s mission is to inspire leaders to make intentional choices that move them to positive action. She speaks at conferences, management summits, and leadership programs as well as facilitates efforts with executives and senior leaders at organizations seeking to influence their culture. Her mantra, “be the change you wish to see in the world” has allowed her to strive every day to be the best she can be and help others recognize the potential they have to make a positive difference. @deaaronson

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