I work from home. I'm not sure about you, but there's one thing I want to do when I have 30 things on my to do list for the day. Clean. I want to clean the house. Organize everything all around me. Why? To feel organized and in control. On a day that I'm being pulled in 324 different directions, I want a clear mind, clear living room floor, clear windows... you get the point. Does it hack away at my to do list for the day? No. Does it keep me from pulling out all my hair and throwing the computer out the window? So far, yes. So what can you do? What can you do tame the days you know you might have a crazy-stressedout-meltdown-throwyourcomputeroutthewindow-shovechocolateinyourface kind of day? Set yourself up for success -start the day before.