» Holding it all in the head
I have a not-so-helpful habit of keeping my to-do lists, appointments, etc., in my head. I try writing things down but always seem to leave the list at home or in the car OR I forget that I’ve made a note on my iPhone. Over the years I’ve tried using a variety of planners and while I often get off to a great start, things often quickly fizzle out. While I believe my life could greatly benefit from a healthy dose of quality organization and better time management skills, I often wonder why I can’t seem to make a real commitment towards making that happen.
This is the best I can come up with:
Maybe I don’t like to be told what to do, and so I resist accountability for my actions by not keeping them neat and organized.
Perhaps I have not learned the value in taking the time to plan & organize my life.
I might be afraid of writing everything down and becoming dependent upon a system that could get lost or deleted.
Or, I could just be lazy.
Those are speculative but these I know for certain:
I struggle to do certain things when I’m not motivated to do them. (But when I am motivated, the quality of my efforts is top notch)
I don’t want to be one of those people who lives out of their day planner. I need spontaneity. (Though does forgetting to pay the electric bill count as being spontaneous? More like forgetful…)
Am I the only one who struggles to keep organized? One who keeps everything they need to do in their head and often relies on visual clues to take action? I suppose that if what I forget starts to outweigh what I remember, I might be forced to adopt some kind of regular system.
Do you have a regular system for keeping your life organized?