1. Hitha | Hitha On The Go

    EXCELLENT tips, per the usual. Because of my India team, I do have to check my work e-mail every morning – I do try to hold out on the personal and blog emails as long as possible…

    1. Jessica Zimlich

      Both you and Meg had such great tips today! I’m ready to cut the cord to my email now.

  2. Lara Lewis @ It's a Beauty Day

    I’m so glad I’m not the only one! Love the idea to utilize Google Calendar for meal plans. I’ve tried the physical calendar but it just keeps getting overlooked.. or ignored. Thanks for the great tips!

  3. Brandyn | Southern Distinctions

    These are wonderful ideas! I think doing what I like least first thing in the morning will be a game changer for me. As usual I started the year off with a bang and have slowly slipped back into some old habits. This was a great reminder to get back on track.

  4. Kelly • Fabulous K

    This is such great advice, Meg. I’ve recently started making at list the night before and tackling the most dreaded task in the morning. It really does make a difference.

  5. lauren alysse

    Love these tips and this series!

    I totally did my dishes first thing this morning because it is my most hated task. definitely wasn’t happening last night after work, but this morning completely do-able!

    definitely need to work on limited my social media time.

  6. Drew Elizabeth

    Life would be so much easier with a food calendar. Great idea!

  7. Jen

    Words cannot describe how much I love this column! I already do #2 and I try SO hard to do #3 but often times tackle the easiest thing first.

    I need to adapt the “cleaning your desk before you leave” policy. As mine is a total wreck.

    xx, Jen

  8. Tiffany @ Triple Crème Decadence

    Great tips, Meg! Your #3 tips speaks directly to me. I always procrastinate when it comes to the important tasks I have to do. ..I wait until the last minute and my whole day is spent dreading it, which ends up making my day stressful!

  9. Michelle E

    I would love to see a GSD post about meal planning – even if you hate it – sounds like you’re doing a much better job than I am at it! 🙂

  10. Peyton Taylor

    Great advice!! I am always the worst about getting distracted!


  11. Emily

    As usual this is great! I always love this series. I’d like to chime in with the best advice I can think of- pick some of these things and stick to them. And when shit hits the fan and your overwhelmed, remember that you have a plan in place.
    Sometimes I can win the battle with myself by just remembering I have a strategy to handle things- it dissipates that “OMG” moment, I take a breath, and then proceed to #GSD by following the steps.
    Have a great weekend!

  12. Jessica

    Girl, you got it DOWN. Love this.

  13. Angee Robertson

    Great advice. I love the tip about the meal planning as this always causes a huge argument in our family when the question is asked, “what’s for dinner”.

  14. Michelle Baron

    Love these ideas Meg! I do the meal plan and the task I don’t want to do first too and think they help so much. The meal plan is my way to stay/eat healthy. When I’m working all day and don’t know what I’m making for dinner I’m so much more likely to order take-out. I also love the other suggestions. They are so fabulous I’m going to try to do them too!

  15. Hadley

    For meals, have you ever done Scratch DC? It’s am AMAZING meal service…trust me, just look into it. We usually order 1-2 meals/week from them and everything has been fabulous.


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