Douglas Merrill, 'World's Most Organized Man,' Reveals Simple Tips for Stress-Free Holidays

Ex-Googler Douglas Merrill
Ex-Googler Douglas Merrill

Black Friday is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to an entire season devoted to holiday shopping and festivities. Even "The Most Organized Man in the World" (so-called by Men's Health Magazine) former Google chief information officer, Douglas Merrill says it's easy to feel stressed-out and disorganized.

"One of the things I'm focused on right now is the incredible stress levels around the holidays," said Merrill in an interview with WalletPop, "there's so much to do and I often forget things, so I've been working on finding ways to manage my own stress ... I want to be more relaxed around the holidays so I can enjoy my family."

"I think the most important thing is that you don't get organized for the sake of getting organized, that's kind of a myth," said Merrill, "you get organized to the extent that it lowers your stress, and there's some really simple things you can do."