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Whether it be gardening, exercising, running errands...whatever...part of independent living is knowing what our 'limit' is without adding stress, aches and pains. At the beginning of each week, make a list of things we want to accomplish for that week, then break down to no more than one 'hard' task per day. Write down what you want to do in a daily-planner or your convenient wall calendar. If you 'miss' a task, add it to next week's list. We'll find ourselves more flexible and not as rushed (or achy!)