I find that some of my smoothest meals come from planning ahead. I own many cookbooks and love to try variations of recipes. If I take the time to check the recipe the day before, I can make sure that all ingredients are on hand when I'm ready to start cooking.
Likewise, if I read the recipe through at least once to make sure I'm clear on all steps, I find that the preparation goes much smoother.
So, take 5 minutes, plan tomorrow's meals today and see how much smoother meals will go.