Write Down Everything!
Nothing is more stressful than failing to fulfill responsibilities or meet commitments, and conversely, nothing is more gratifying than knowing you are completely reliable. What's the easiest way to achieve this?
Give your memory a break and keep a calendar on which everything
you must accomplish is noted
Write down appointment times,
and who's responsible, due dates
for library books, assignments and borrowed items. Include social engagements
s and any other get-together you plan. At the beginning of each year write in all the birthdays, anniversaries and special celebrations you want to acknowledge. I even calendar gardening tasks, reminders to make annual appointments,
when it's time to take the dogs to the vet.
EVERYTHING for which all family members are responsible goes on the calendar
; and we each check it every morning and evening in order to know today's tasks and then to prepare for tomorrow's.
It's simple. Organize your time to increase responsibility and relieve stress.
WRITE IT DOWN!
And teach your children to do the same.
This is the most recent installment in an ongoing series elaborating on 52 proven stress relievers identified by researchers at Texas Woman’s University.