personal happiness project/resolution to find my joy in 2011 (official site here), I am tackling a few items at a time. The most important thing I am focusing on is my mental health. The two tactics I'm using for this are exercising every day with P90X, and getting to bed early every night. If I manage to do those two things and I'm feeling ambitious, I am also trying to be more organized so that I don't get stressed out about stuff like packing lunches in the morning. As you may recall, Max takes quite a bit of food with him each day (he needs enough to cover off snack and lunch for junior kindergarten and a snack for his afternoon therapy.
In addition, I have always been a fan of packing healthy snacks for myself to take to work. I like to eat well and I hate to spend money on lunch. The combined time of packing both Max and my food for the day is over 20 minutes (which I never have in the morning so we're always late). This Sunday I decided to prepare all of our fruits and vegetables for the first half of the week at once. It only took 20 minutes - so I saved myself 40 minutes and a lot of morning stress. The containers with the red lids and oranges are for me, and the labelled containers are for Max. I still make sandwiches in the morning because I can't stand refrigerated bread and it only takes 2 minutes to slap them together.
I sure am glad I don't have to pack a lunch for Cam yet! What do you do to make your mornings less stressful?