Planning and Homework
There was a time, when every day around 3pm I would hear my mother’s voice say “Your family will have no one to thank for their good health but you.” I’d be working at my desk and realize I had no idea what we were going to have for dinner. I was guilty because I was the food provider who hadn’t done her job. That was quite a few years ago, and I have found the solution. Homework. That’s right do your homework. Every weekend I sit down and plan a menu for the week. Believe it or not, I have a monthly menu saved on my laptop and I often start there. A months worth of meals that my picky family will eat. Then I look at my schedule for the week. What days do I need to use the crock pot? Are there any days I need to use two crock pots? If you haven’t tried this you are missing out. Entrée and side dish taken care of, simply add fresh fruit or a salad and your family can feed themselves. You don’t even have to be home. After I plan the weekly menu, I make my grocery list. I found that if I take the time on the weekends to plan, I can accomplish the things I need to during the week. The time invested saves me time stressing. Yes, I know, this is all common sense, but how often do we skip doing the simple things upfront, only to have to deal with a situation later. Come to think of it there are lots of things you can apply this to: budgeting, laundry, even doctor and dentist appointments. Plan, and do your homework, you'll be glad that you did.
“Planning is brining the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.” – Alan Lakein