Begin with the End in Mind
This is my favorite habit of Stephen Covey seven habits of Highly effective people. Each of us of goals and visions. For me this time of month is constantly thinking about getting ready for Passover and Seder night.
Begin with the end in mind means that by April 14th I want my table set, Seder plate made and I want to have all my cooking and preparations ready. Also an added bonus of some extra "me time" (manicure and rest). In order to have all this done I need to take out my calendar and work backwards to the countdown and prepare my home and menus accordingly. So today I took some time aside and wrote out my shopping list, menu and decided what to delegate to other family members so my time schedule will work out. Passover does not have to be a stressful time if you plan and delegate. Think of what you need to do, what you want to do and how you can divide up the tasks, and chores to have it all done timely. Start now, slowly and make many lists. Reward yourself for good work and remember this is a time of celebration and rejoicing with the family.