Oh, Lisa. No worries about not replying! The good thing about the forums is that they are here when time allows.
Your thought "Don't rush" is key for me. I notice that rushing makes me tense. In the past, I used to pride myself on thriving on adrenaline rushes and deadlines (journalism majors usually do!) But now that I'm older, the stress is draining.
For example, today I need to make cheese enchiladas for my nephew's grad party and he invited over 100 people. I'm not rattled as this is a simple recipe. Mostly assembling. I was going to wait until noon to start but will begin now just to give myself some time to shower and dress in peace instead of being frantic. The party is at 2. I "could" have made them last night but preferred to make them fresh.