Because I Said So: Planning
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Planning

Where would we be without goals/schedules/planning? Would we ever get anything done?
Without planning, a majority of the world would probably be in chaos. Think plane/train/bus schedules--at least!

I've always been a planner. Sunday nights I'll plan how my Monday is going to work out. I write things on my to do list just to cross them off. I'll plan my weekend, plan what workout schedule I'll stick to, plan meals, make goals for everyday, and check things off of my to do list. You get it. I like to plan. Also, I might be a Type A personality.

Exhibit A: My Erin Condren planner

Lists, planners, and schedules are all part of the things I love. I could plan things all day long. Give me a brand new planner with stickers and markers and I'm one happy girl. NOTE: planning all day will get you nowhere. You need to put your plan in action to see results.

Another NOTE: sometimes the best things happen when your plan goes wrong or when you don't have a plan at all.

But, me? I always like to have a plan just in case--I have to feel like I'm in control of something.

I recently described myself to a fellow blogger as classy, sometimes sassy, and goal-oriented.

I mean I have 101 goals for the next couple of years and a tab dedicated to it at the top of my blog page. That's how important goals are to me. Goals keep me on track and even if I don't achieve them in the time frame I had planned, the fact that I planned it in the first place makes them realistic and stuck in the back of my mind.

I know I wouldn't get anything done without some level of planning and when I don't plan and just bop through the day--I feel unproductive and gross. After 5pm I'm so exhausted, but if I have plan for after work, I'm less likely to binge eat and be a couch potato. Sounds weird, I know. Like how can planning really do THAT much? But, I like to be busy and planning/crossing things off of my to do list helps me to do just that.

Sundays, for me, are for being productive and getting things ready for the week (with movies on in the background of course). Having clean sheets and a clean apartment are just two things I like to get done before the week starts--one less thing to worry about. What's on your to do list this week?
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P.S. I totally planned this post!

6 comments:

  1. Totally with you - having a plan and to-do list makes things so much easier!!

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  2. I'm so glad I'm not alone on obsessions with planners. I have journals all over the place. Notebooks, paper, planners, millions of pens, and organization things. I'm obsessed!

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  3. Love my Erin Condren planner!! I make sure I fully utilize it and have a million lists on each page. Lists are my way of keeping track of everything and hopefully not forgetting anything. But completely agree planning is super important at least for me.

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  4. I love lists and planning too! And it's so true, that if you have a plan, you are less likely to be lazy. Sundays are my day for cleaning and getting organized for the week too. I like to catch up on laundry, clean the house, and grocery shop on my Sundays.

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  5. What do you think of the Erin Condren planner?? I'm graduating college in a couple weeks and I'm in need of a good non-academic planner. I can't live without a planner and want to make sure I get a good one!

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  6. I go through phases with lists and planning but it definitely helps in the productivity! At the beginning of this year I made 15 goals for myself but it didn't work out so well, so I'm trying to revise it so it works for me for the rest of the year! I love your 101 in 1001 list! Such a great way to keep your goals organized :)

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