Planning isn’t my thing and what to do about it?

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Yes. I’m great at planning everything. Nope. Hold onto this planning isn’t my thing. At least I can’t keep onto it. And I never have been. Will I ever keep onto it in the future? I don’t know. Can I ever learn to be the best planner? I don’t think I can be one ever, but I can learn to keep onto my planning in the future with the right tools, I think.

I try to learn how to plan my to-do list into my daily schedule. Which I think is very difficult for me. Keep onto it and planning not too much on one day or in one week will help me, I think, but I never did and I’m still not doing it.

Whatever my planning will be, reading some articles online about planning and scheduling helps sometimes, but not always for me (I don’t know about you?), because there will be a lot of different methods. Trying each method and look at what works for me.

This is very difficult to look at because each method is very different and doesn’t suit everyone. The question is: Which method is best for me? I still don’t know.

I just do a task without thinking beforehand and I don’t have any goals or any plan in my life to live up to. Do I need to? In the first place, I think I should have a life plan or a life/task goal. At the other side, I don’t think it will be spontaneous in life if I plan things in life. Can you combine those things? Hmmm, maybe… I’m not sure yet.

I have a big to-do list and it’s getting bigger and bigger every day. I am asking myself why it is difficult for me to plan and stick to that (daily) plan with my to-do lists and be spontaneous at the same time? I am not sure. Maybe, because I have had problems in my life I couldn’t or wouldn’t face the fact that I have issues with. Yes, I didn’t want to face those issues.

I also have never been taught well how to plan my tasks. I never had a planner guide on how to stick with my goals. I hadn’t one in my youth, I haven’t one now. Will I ever get a good one who teaches me all the little secrets about planning? I’ll see what the future brings me, but in the meantime, I will keep going to try different methods.

I’m also someone who takes the day slowly. Takes life slowly too (I hate it when everything must be fast), haha. I don’t need to rush into things. I know, it sounds silly, but I hate when I can’t enjoy life, even when I face difficulties (especially then you should enjoy life).

Although I have a big future in mind for myself. I think it is difficult to find myself as a person in the first place and then stick to all I want to do to get that life I wanted (I know, I have it all in my own hands).

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Why it is important to keep track of your to-do list?

Why it is important to keep track of your to-do list? Well, simply because you will lose your job or lack to your commitment to your job, your voluntary work and so on, maybe your own self worth too.

And not to mention that you will get behind and then keeping up your to-do list is more difficult as the list gets too big. You have to work harder, more hours and thus more time you have to spend to keep up. You’ll let down your family too when you spend too much time keeping up your to-do list(s) as you don’t spend time with them. I want to spend as much time with them as I can!

Yes, planning is even important for your article, for your newsletter you have to write, your dishes, you housekeeping too. (And yet, I’m not good at it.) Important to where you are in the article and what you still have or want to write and where the leads go. So, it is not only just planning the tasks to do but also for writing each article too before writing.

Imagine you’re baking bread without flour. You’re never going to get that done. So writing without a plan or idea is never going to happen. You fail before starting. I face it my whole life now. I realize I live without any plan or idea. Is that good or is it bad? To be honest, I don’t know at all.

How do I feel about it? I don’t know. I think it feels empty. I really don’t know at all. At the other side, is it good to have your life planned out? Do you ever have spontaneity if you plan things in your life? I don’t think so. I think it will be boring. But on the other hand, you need to plan to keep up your task.

Planning increases efficiency. I’ll believe that, but I never have seen it in my youth and thus I make big chaos of my planning structure. But hey, I’m 31 and still learning every day. But if I don’t do anything about it, why am I telling you to do it.

Guess what… I have the experience now what affected me by not giving myself any structure when I’m planning and keeping onto it. I can tell you that it is important to learn the structure and tools to plan by keeping onto it… I’m not sure if that is possible at my age. But I’m trying. At least I have to feel I tried.

So, there are a few things I am still learning, but there are a few things I know I can do but not doing yet, because of circumstances. It’s just all overwhelming me right now.

What to about it? Well, for sometimes little goals per day helps me to do what I want to do and don’t do too much or plan too much on one day!