Last year I did so very little Project Life.
While I am not freaked out about keeping up or having so much to do, it does make me a little sad that I wasn't able to make time for myself to do this hobby that I love and so value. I'm committed this year to making time for me and also to working backwards to getting our stories told.
I've realised that the years where I managed to stay on top of things, I planned my pages. This helps me to not print photos that don't get used, to know that every pocket is filled and where my journaling cards will go. It also means for me that when the photos are in my hand (I usually print my photos at the shops) that I know exactly where they need to go when I'm home.
Occassionally I print my photos at home, and when I do so I find that I don't need to plan my layouts, but when I need to chose photos to print off site I find that planning my layouts works best for me.