As I had written about
rather extensively before, I love to plan. I love having a planner, personalising it, logging details, debilitating over colours, sticking in Washi tape… But the question ‘why’ was never really answered.
Personally, this year has seen me taking on a lot: I had been a student until late June, I’ve blogged daily, relaunched my blog, got on to the NTCJ course, largely kept up with a monthly column. This came with having to schedule so far in advance, keep track of essays and copy submitted, as well as pencilling in interviews I had to attend. (I’m just getting started!)
The thing about me planning is that..well. I guess it keeps me in check! Apart from just being a deadline or appointment tracker, this helps me in terms of my Aspergers; I feel less anxious, more prepared, in control. (I dislike that out of control feeling when you don’t know what is happening, or when something should be happening.)
It also allows me to keep track of ideas-what to write for this blog and the column, gift ideas, poetry snippets, to do lists, brainstorms.
Finally: I can juggle more! I have more of a structure to my days, so I can be productive, but this also allows me to do so much more. I can be out but active on social media having scheduled in advance; I can brainstorm blog photography. All in one place!
Why do you plan?
To read more planner posts, I recommend:
- Bullet Journal Set Up.
- July Bullet Journal Set Up
- How to balance life and blogging
- A beginners guide to the Filofax.
- 50 page ideas for your bullet journal.