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I prioritize three things to do, one relating to each of my annual goals. I have a health to-do, a spiritual to-do, and a financial to-do. Then, if a day falls apart and I don't get to everything on my list, I have made at least one step toward advancing my goals and the day has been a success :)
Although I like to have my day organized and planned and hope it runs smoothly, as a mom to 3 young kids it really helps to stay flexible in my schedule. Instead of sulking over the missed opportunities, make new ones.
The meal planner and shopping list do it for me. I go over my meals for the week changing anything I'm allergic to or am not particularly fond. Print my shopping list and go shopping! It helps when cooking to know all the ingredients are there and nothings missing. It's makes life so much easire.
...or cupboard, or closet, or shelf, or tote... etc. Set a goal that once per ___ (week? day?) you will clean out one of section of your living space. (Glove compartment, plastic container full of office supplies, dining room table, junk drawer, craft corner -- you get the drift!)
When I bring home my groceries now, I take the time before putting away the fruits and veggies, to wash and cut them up. Having baggies in the fridge with veggies that are ready to eat is super helpful in our busy household.
As soon as I unpack my groceries from my reusable grocery bags, I put the empty bags near the door that is on my way outside. This way I can grab them on the next trip out to the car and have them ready for my next shopping trip.