...but need to be reminded of every once in awhile.
2. If I want to get any big project accomplished, I need to break it down into tiny steps so it won't be overwhelming and I won't feel frustrated.
3. Planning meals and ingredients and a weekly shopping trip is essential. Trying to think of what to make for dinner at 5 p.m. makes me miserable, as does not having the right ingredients. And hungry children at 6:00 p.m. are really really scary.
4. If I want free time, it MUST be planned. It will never just happen. Someone will always need something. It is up to me to plan for it, and if I complain about not having a minute to myself, I only have one person to blame: me.
5. Positive reinforcement goes much farther than nagging, harping, and criticizing