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?
P.S. I totally planned this post!