“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?
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 the items I need. 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 and enjoy the moments of the unexpected. But I will never give up my lists.
What about you? Are you a planner or do you prefer spontaneity?
I’m definitely a planner, Susan. I get quite cranky when my routine is disrupted.
I am the same way, Jill.
Most definitely a planner. Disorganization makes me physically ill.
It is a bit nauseating, isn’t it?
This post could have been written about me, because I’m exactly the same way. And like you, even though I’ve mellowed over the years, I’ll never, ever give up my lists.
I think I actually have made lists for my lists. LOL