Planning ahead and being prepared for what the days or weeks to come may bring is a great way to care for yourself. If you know you will need to eat lunch at work the following day, then planning ahead is making a meal the night before so you can grab it on your way out the door. Poor planning leaves you hungry, without enough change for the bus, too late for the appointment, scrambling to get documents together, etc and can be the cause of serious stress. Benefits of planning in your life include reducing chaos, crisis, and last minute panicking, all of which can really drain your energy. Show your future self some love by packing that sunscreen you know you will need the next day, saving a snack for when you get hungry later, and load the car the night before you set off super early. Do you keep a day planner? How do you stay organized?