“Organizing isn’t about perfection. It’s about efficiency, reducing stress and clutter, saving time and money, and improving your overall quality of life.” ~ Christina Scalise
I am a self-professed control freak when it comes to events in my life. I love planning, I love having lists and I love being organized. I’m an Aries, what can I say?
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Routine and planning make me comfortable. I like to know what to expect and I appreciate having my day flow in a way that can only come from planning. I go so far as to arrange my grocery list according to the layout of the aisles so my shopping is not a haphazard trip, circling the store multiple times to find items. It is a coordinated dance through the maelstrom of people frantically running from aisle to aisle having given no forethought to the layout of the store.
While I admit I am not a big fan of surprises, I do appreciate a little spontaneity. It is a welcome change from the comfort of my structure but I could never be a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of girl. I like setting aside time for certain tasks and find that I accomplish much more when I stick to a regimented timetable.
I have mellowed over the years and am not as systematic as I used to be. I was once accused of planning a spontaneous event and, although I thought I covered it well, I was guilty as charged. I’ve learned to let go of the reigns as I have matured (or aged….the maturity is still in question) and enjoy the moments of the unexpected. But I will never give up my lists.
Are you a planner or do you prefer spontaneity?