Last week I shared with you about how my productivity is pretty stinky during the day unless I take the time to write out a to-do list. The other thing I have found keeps me calm through the week is having a menu plan!
Without a menu plan, I typically get that panicky feeling about mid-afternoon and try to quickly come up with something I can grab out of the freezer, thaw and either grill or throw in the oven. This just results in making the same meals over and over again!
If I simply take 10 minutes on the weekend, before I head to the grocery store, meal time is such a breeze! Here’s what happens:
- I know what I need need to grab out of the freezer to thaw ahead of time
- I eliminate the need to “run to the store” because I need just one or two items
- I no longer hear “what’s for dinner” from everyone in the house, now they can just glance at the meal plan list
I would challenge you to give weekly menu planning a try for a month and see how much easier life is. Simply download the printable at the bottom of the post!