Do you start your day with a plan?

@GardenGerty (87552)
Marion, Kansas
June 25, 2007 12:31pm CST
And do you stick to it, or not? I started today with a plan to only post discussions, not reply or comment. I was going to do a few and take care of other problems and work on some chores. I was going to let my friends know this, in advance. My plans got interrupted about four hours ago with a call from a stranger, letting me know my sister and neice had locked the keys in the trunk of their car. I still will post discussions today, just not quite as many. Tomorrow I will reply and comment, the chores can go begging, and I will go to work. I was not even sure which interest this went in. LOL
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• United States
25 Jun 07
Yes, I am a very organized person. I have a list of things that I want to do for the day. Each time I do it, I cross it off my list. That way everything gets done.
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@GardenGerty (87552)
• Marion, Kansas
26 Jun 07
I understand that there is a great deal of satisfaction in the physical act of crossing something off.
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• Singapore
25 Jun 07
Not really. Since I have no goals in life and I don't plan my life, just waiting for things to happen, I don't start my day with a plan. Even pertaining to myLot specifically, I don't plan. Not unless you count clearing my email notifications and seeing what I do next a plan.
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@GardenGerty (87552)
• Marion, Kansas
26 Jun 07
I would call that a small plan, at least.
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@2wicelot (2949)
28 Jun 07
Yes I always start the day with a plan. I usually do all my planning the night before and in the morning i try to execute it as best as possible. it doesn't always work though. Like today, I was suppose to be somewhere at 10 am. I planned my time properly because it will take me about 15 minutes by train. I got to the train station at 9.35am but it was closed. They redirected us to another train station. I boarded a bus which took almost 15 minutes to get to that station because of traffic and stoppages. We waited for 10 minutes at the station before we were informed that there were no trains going in that direction because of some failure on the track. I had to get on another bus to another train station to board a train to my destination. By the time I got there it was well after 11 am. I just had to cancel. Really not cool.
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@GardenGerty (87552)
• Marion, Kansas
1 Jul 07
I hate it when other people or situations mess up any plans that I have.
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@2wicelot (2949)
1 Jul 07
It is really painful.
@Anniedup (3652)
• Richards Bay, South Africa
26 Jun 07
I am a very organized person, and always start my day with a plan. Otherwise I would not be functioning properly. I would be running in circles and not get any where. And if I get derailed, like in your case the phone call, I'm startled for a few minutes, because it wasn't planned!! hie hie! Getting back on track after a 'distraction' is always a wonderful feeling of safety and a comfortable thought as what is on the agenda next to tick off. Any surprises makes me nervous! lol!
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@GardenGerty (87552)
• Marion, Kansas
26 Jun 07
I find that in my life interruptions are inevitable, it does tend to paralyze me, and prevent effective action.
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
26 Jun 07
Yes, I have a diary & I write everything in it that I plan to do. It is partly written in order of things to do, but not entirely. Some things can be done at any time that day. Do I stick to my plan. Quite often I do, but there are a few activties I do enjoy, so I employ delaying tactics. Such as not really waqnting to do the Weight Watchers treasurer job that I am supposed to do. Also, I have ro admit, I enjoy my computer work & spend far too much time on it. I get this diary habit from my teaching days.
@GardenGerty (87552)
• Marion, Kansas
26 Jun 07
I hate offices and responsibilities that I "should be doing" this is much more fun. I do not think I would like a treasurer's job either.
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@villageanne (8579)
• United States
26 Jun 07
When it is a normal day, yes I do. I keep plans in my day planner but the last 7 months I have been going through depression and anxiety as a result of chronic pain and I have been having a hard time doing anything. That is why I have not been only much the last few months.
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@GardenGerty (87552)
• Marion, Kansas
26 Jun 07
I think you still work circles around me. I am sorry about your pain, can nothing be done?
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• United States
25 Jun 07
No I take things as they strike my fancy. Somedays I am on myLot for quite a long time other days I find other things that appeal more to me.
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@GardenGerty (87552)
• Marion, Kansas
26 Jun 07
That is how my summer life seems to go.
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@JoyfulOne (6243)
• United States
25 Jun 07
For the most part I start my day with a plan. Depends on what has to get done for the day. Some days are planned out more than others. Of course, like you, I often have my plans change (without my help)lol.
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@GardenGerty (87552)
• Marion, Kansas
26 Jun 07
Yes, well I got only slightly derailed. I was going to visit them last night, but I got my visit in in the morning.
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@magica (3710)
• Bulgaria
1 Jul 07
My life is routine and i dont need any special plans for my daily activities: i just awake and start them.When i have other tasks, i know it and i organize my time to complete theese tasks.
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@drannhh (15003)
• United States
1 Jul 07
Yes, I start every day with a plan. But now that I am retired, I don't necessarily follow my carefully thought out plans! When I was working things were so hectic that I had to use a sticky-note program to regulate every phase of my life just in order not to miss deadlines and that sort of thing. Now I still have an elaborate system of reminders set up on my computer using a wonderful new program called Notezilla but sometimes when an alarm comes up I just giggle and ignore it.
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• United States
1 Jul 07
I try to plan ahead, somewhat that is. But, sometimes the best way to go about things is to just do it on a whim.
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@wachit14 (3601)
• United States
27 Jun 07
I have to have a plan every day until I begin work again. I try to post as much as I can on Mylot, I work on my blog, I work on my Ebay store and I try to do some chores like laundry and food shopping in between. I have to have some structure to my day, otherwise I'm totally lost.
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
27 Jun 07
No I never make Plans I just do my Days as it comes I used to when the Kids where small and when I was working but not anymore there is no point Its just me and Gissi and I can't work so I just do what and when it needs doing
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• Philippines
3 Jul 07
Being able to take up architecture, I had learned the importance of planning before you start the actual work. Of course I prepare my plan for each day. Plans give direction. It help us not to waste time. Planning also help us put things in order.
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• Canada
1 Jul 07
I don't usually make plans for the day, I just do what I feel like doing when I get up. Some days I feel like going to the pool, other days I feel like going to the cafe, some days I just stay here infront of the compute, and when my Sweetie has a day off we do something together.
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@1qazxsw2 (512)
• Singapore
15 Jul 07
I used to write a checklist of to-do things for my work..but in the end I gave up bcos I ended with more checklists with most stuffs not done..Now I will try to prioritize the important stuffs and complete them. All other low priorities will have to wait.
@kcbomba (616)
• United States
15 Jul 07
l somewhat do . Basically, l have similar or even thesame plans everyday , and that's - to make more money and migrate to the other phase of life and be comfortable - really !
• United States
14 Jul 07
Every second of my day is planned out. I love to know exactly what I am doing, when I am doing it, where it is taking place and who will be here. I think planning helps build organizational skills and I believe that those are skills necessary in the world.
@Rozie37 (15505)
• Turkmenistan
13 Jul 07
I start planning my day, the day before. I re-cap the next morning and then deal with all the changes as they come. Like they say " Life happens while you are planning."
@cikedo (3487)
• United States
13 Jul 07
I don't plan most things. The day just unfolds and I go along with it. It's fun not knowing what exactly I'm going to do from day to day.