What’s Going On…
Today I’ve got a bit of a discussion post. I’d like to chat with you guys about scheduling and organizing. These types of things are my nemesis. I’ve always been a thrive in the chaos kind of girl but lately I’m finding my unsystematic self to be a little overwhelmed.
Procrastination is my middle name and I’ve always worked well under pressure, but I think sometimes I allow myself to let tasks fall by the wayside. I remember my mom always telling me it’s easier to keep your room clean than to have a huge mess to deal with later. Sorry mom but I never really took that to heart. Maybe I should have or maybe some people really do have a knack for pulling stuff out of thin air at the last minute.
Believe it or not in my work life I was always very organized. Working in a photography studio and as a photographer it wasn’t an option not to be super on top of things and coordinated. It also was a deadline oriented, fast paced and pressurized work environment.
Sound familiar my book blogger friends? I know many of you are like me – a wing it and see what happens kind of mentality. Some of you are super on top of things! You have scheduled posts for your blog, books are read and reviewed months before a publish date, and daily/weekly schedules keep you on task.
So let’s discuss this! Are you an over scheduled, super systemized reviewer and blogger or are you more like me? What works for you? What tools do you use to organize? Do you wish you stuck to a plan more or do you wish you had a more relaxed work ethic?
More and more I feel like I need some structure. I don’t think a daily schedule with blocks of time allotted for certain tasks is something I could ever adhere to, but I need a happy medium between strict time table and a free for all. For me though, schedules and calendars scream WORK! and I really don’t want to turn something I enjoy doing – reading, reviewing and blogging – into a job.
Keepers of schedules – impart your wisdom!