1. Start your week on Sunday night, not Monday morning
Whether it’s managing your weekly schedule and to-dos in an agenda book, on a family white- or blackboard or in your BlackBerry, knowing what’s coming up will make you feel more in control, says Toronto-based executive trainer and life coach Ellen Smith of Encourse.ca. So review the week ahead after Sunday dinner, well before the go-go-go of Monday morning. “It’s a pro-active measure and takes you out of reactive mode,” says Smith, who practises this herself.