Refrain From Planning Too Far Out
This past year, my husband and I struggled to stay on top of the most basic of things. Either we weren't planning our lives at all – most mornings were a rush of scrounging around the pantry for scraps that could be cobbled together for a meal while arguing over who had volunteered to take the kids to the dentist – or we were getting overwhelmed trying to foresee what our schedules would look like a month out. For us, we've learned that looking five days ahead is our sweet spot. So, we got a whiteboard affixed to our fridge that has a rundown of dinner plans for that workweek along with any important reminders, like doctor appointments. Even though I tend to like long-term planning, I'm committing to living in the week ahead.