When we deal with everyday life, I am pretty much in cruise-control. I have my routines and I have all my to-do lists every day. But when you have to step away from all of these things, I feel very uncomfortable handing over the reins.
1/2 of the frugalweds is going on vacation. The neurotic half.
But before we can get to the awesome reunion-to-be, I have to get to the end of this race called "I'm going on vacation and all hell will break lose" anxiety. I have to get all of my projects at work in line before I leave, I have to get our blog to-do list set, I have to make sure my husband isn't going to starve (or eat In-n-Out everyday!), I have to pack, i have to double-check our reservations, I have to take some cash out, and I have to get all our travel itinerary/documents in a row. It never stops!
I'm hit with this anxiety every time we go on vacation and this time isn't any different. I need to breathe. I have to whip myself into shape, stare at that to-do list and kick some butt! And everything will be OK. Everything has been OK all those other times I've stressed out, this time isn't going to be any different. I have to just keep believing that. Put my big girl panties on and HANDLE IT!
What do you do to lessen your "I'm going on vacation and all hell will break lose" anxieties?