I stopped making lists.
I am constantly thinking about what I need to do when I get home at the end of the day. I've become addicted to adding calendar notifications to my phone for events as simple as "make spaghetti squash." I mean, really Sarah, when you walk in the door and realize it's time for dinner, I think it'll hit you what vegetable you wanted to make. Relax.
Without a phone, I couldn't add to my to-do list, so I learned to trust myself. I'll remember whatever it is I wanted to do or wanted to pack in my Thanksgiving suitcase. And if I don't, what's the worst that could happen? While checking items off a to-do list can feel good – it's as exhilarating for me as it is for most people to praise themselves after a hard workout class — it's not a crisis to play things by ear. That balance can be nice.