9. Check Your Morning Calendar
Hang a large calendar or white board in a prominent position in your kitchen. On it write everything you need to know for that particular day, from kids’ activities to whether the guy is coming to service the furnace to whether it’s time to pay bills. Check it out carefully while you sip that first cup of coffee or morning tea; it will help you structure your day in your mind and avoid the stressful effects of forgetting something important.
10. Share Your Love
Kiss all the people you love in your house (including the dog and cat) before you leave. Connecting with the ones you love soothes stress and provides you with a positive start to your day, as well as keeping you focused on what’s really important says therapist Barbara Bartlein, L.C.S.W., author of Why Did I Marry You Anyway? 12.5 Strategies for a Happy Marriage.