So, I haven’t always thought I was an organized person. Oh, let’s face it, I still don’t think I’m all that organized. But I definitely consider myself an organization aficionado. However, there have been a series of events lately that compel me to share a little of what I’ve figured out about myself and my relationship with schedules and organization.
I am a morning person. While I’m not jumping out of bed with a song, my body tends to wake up faster than most people I know. It only takes me about 10 minutes to really feel raring to go in the mornings. So, I know that my morning schedule can be packed a lot fuller than my evening schedule or afternoon schedule.
I am a routine person. Once I find a routine that works well for me, I tend to stick to it. I usually do the same thing each day, throughout the day. For example, if it’s Tuesday, I’m usually doing phone conferences. I do this because I’m so scatter-brained that a routine helps me remember what it is I need to do. Yes, it does get a little boring at times, and I do spice it up a bit. But I tend to go back to the original routine, finding that there is a reason that they work so well for me.
I am a habit-forming person. This one is hilarious, because I don’t do this consciously. I eat the same breakfast for every weekday, oatmeal in the winter and yogurt in the summer. It hardly changes, but it’s nice to know because I know how long it takes to make it and what I need to make it. I never run out of those ingredients. It helps me save money.
So, this is my quirky sense of organization. It definitely has its limits and faults, but it helps me do the things I need to do and the things I want to do, so I can’t really complain. Besides, I’m always open for new ideas and ways to organize and manage my time. Any suggestions? How do you organize your day?