Planning is often talked about but rarely realized.
When I spend 20 minutes planning my day, my productivity skyrockets and stress plummets. If the clothes I'm wearing are laid out, my lunch is prepared, and my to do list is set, chances are my day will be a success. I will get done what I need to do.
On the other hand, when I intentionally sleep past my alarm and scramble frantically to get going, my day is rushed from the start. I cannot think clearly and will not do the tasks I need to throughout the day.
A few minutes of preparation before a meeting.
A well thought out grocery list.
A schedule for an upcoming trip.
All of these things increase satisfaction and decrease stress.
Planning makes life easier.