Let It Go: TGIF!
Lastly, it helps to have a realistic attitude about just how much you can optimize the family schedule. You might never feel totally organized – and that’s okay. Don’t expect perfection of yourself. Let go of the guilt. Let go of the matching tableware and folded linens. Scientific studies show that if you stress out forever, you’ll completely overload your working memory, and the neurons in your prefrontal cortex will be so taxed… THEY’LL EXPLODE. Well, not really, but you get the idea.
How to let go? Look at your calendar for a few minutes each Friday, and find three tasks you can avoid, shorten, or pass off. And do it. You deserve a break at least one day a week, and reasonable shortcuts are a path to staying sane.