Learning by trial and error is a sure fire way to lose files, or deliver galleries late.
Look, I found my groove and a solid workflow when I was still teaching and shooting full time, I had two kids under three and my husband worked late nights. I could not afford to spend more time on the computer. I developed a simple organization program for all my files, and a secure and confident way of back up my files while also editing.
I protect my files like they are irreplaceable people and you should do the same! I also use special programs to help move my workflow along so I don’t miss bedtime (the kids or mine!) Come take a look at home I was able to tackle 30 min sessions and have the images back in the client's hands within three days, and still got to bed before 11pm.