Are you an organized person?

United States
April 18, 2011 2:01pm CST
I more so lately have been doing really good at being organized. Are you an organized person? Do you carry a planner, or some type of electronic planner around with you regularly? I have planner and I use it pretty much everyday. It has been a great help to me in getting essential things done. I tend to forget things and having it wrote down daily what needs to be done helps a great deal.
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@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
27 Sep 11
I am organised when I have to be but apart from that I just see what happens. The idea of lugging around a planner in my pocket scares me! I can't even remember the last time I even wore a watch.
• United States
28 Sep 11
It is less restraint when we are able to go with what is happening in our life. Lol. My planner is pretty small it fits into my purse but I completely understand what your saying :). I like to where a watch as well. It's funny how each person feels about certain things. I love to shop and I enjoy always thinking of things to buy. Like I recently just bought a new watch from Kohl's (I hadn't even intended to go their to buy a watch at all), and I'm looking forward to buying a new planner as this year ends.
@singuri (571)
• India
19 Apr 11
I am not an organised person but I try to complete things in time whatever style I follow. I think there is no need to plan if you are perfect in what ever you are doing.Of course if the things you plan are more in number then there is need of an electric planner. I do very less number of things in a day. So there is no need of any planning.
• United States
28 Sep 11
I agree that as long as we are getting things done like we need to then we are doing well. It does make a big difference with how many things we have to do and get done. I have so many things that needs to be done that at times I feel like my head is spinning. To keep it all balanced for me I write it down.
@lyamsitiy (104)
• Philippines
19 Apr 11
In the usual things i do i don't have an organizer. I tried making one even if i don't have many things to do i just end up forgetting the things that should be done. But when things starts to pile on my to lists in my brain then thats the time i put it in my planner. usually i need a planner when i have to do many things in different days of the weeks so i write it down in my planner so as not to be confused by the deadlines that i have to meet.
• United States
28 Sep 11
I agree that a planner is great for using when there are many things to get done. I use it to when i have different online work that needs to be done. I love my planner i would be lost with out it.
@manan66 (53)
• India
19 Apr 11
im a lil organized.. not totally..
• United States
28 Sep 11
I completely understand that. I'm constantly working on different areas that I can improve. I know that it can be frustrating for example with keeping the house organized when others are always doing things that causes it to get cluttered after I clean. So I too have to continually work at it.
@piya84 (2591)
• India
19 Apr 11
I am not at all organize person.I am spontaneous.Its good sometime as i never experience loss of motivation.other people keep wondering whats up with me and how come i work for so many hours continuously.But then there are areas where it hit me and i have to take losses.Just like oyu i tend to forget things.Its not good in business at list.I ma trying to get little bit organize.
• United States
28 Sep 11
Being spontaneous I'm sure has it's benefits. I'm not a spontaneous person at all, lol. I think that at times we all perhaps work a lot and then have to step back a little because we have overdone it. We all can find areas where we see the need for improvement.
@cher913 (25891)
• Canada
19 Apr 11
yes and no. i have a calendar at home that i write all of my appointments on but ioften misplace papers that i need because everyone else in my house is quite messy.
• United States
28 Sep 11
I understand having things misplaced because of other family members :). I think that can be very frustrating especially when it's something important. It's a good idea to jot things down on your calendar and that way perhaps even if papers are misplaced you might have a note about it on your calendar.
@mrgpk63 (444)
• United States
19 Apr 11
No I not an Organized Person that uses a Planner. I try to do it my Memory and I have some Good Luck most of the Time. I Write it Down and that Works to quite Well.
• United States
28 Sep 11
I agree that writing it down does help me. Some people though have a very good memory and are able to remember things very well and not need to write it done. Unfortunately I'm not one of those individuals :) and so I need to write things down or I'm in trouble.
@gelayagui98 (1337)
• Australia
19 Apr 11
As far as I know I am an organized person, I want everything is in placed, my built-in cabinet is separated from my husband and also my kids. I wanted that kitchen paraphernalia also in placed. when it comes to planning, I wanted it systematic, I have always my planner or notebook in my bags and pen is permanently present, always jot down details in order for me not to forget especially important occasions. I scanned everyday my planner to checks important details needs to be attended.
• United States
28 Sep 11
I think that a planner is wonderful tool. I love to use mine. I would be lost without it. They really do help us to be better organized and prepared for certain occasions. We accomplish awhole lot more if we have a planner.
• Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
19 Apr 11
I carry a small notebook in my bag, I call it "power notebook". It is my planner, all my "to do lists" was written on it. At the end of the day, when i saw that I have finished all written there, I can say that I have fulfill something today. It's a great help if you organized everything. It will lessen stress, because you will save time and effort for the things that really matters.
• United States
28 Sep 11
I'm sure that your power notebook helps you to get a lot done.There are so many things that need to be done throughout the day. I wholeheartedly agree that it lessens stress because we are better prepared.
@kwylima (452)
• United States
19 Apr 11
I am pretty much a organized person. I love when everything has its own place (and it is in its own place too)I feel clean and healthy...I know that be organized doesn't me that this person is clean as well but for me everything nice, clean and organized is the best thing ever.. I have everything on my papers and when I get off the track is just go there and see where I was and keep going from there.
• United States
27 Sep 11
I agree with you. It feels so much better when we are organized including all of the things around us. I feel relief when my home is organized, and I feel like I can sit down and get things done. It is so much easier to do work at home when I know that everything is organized.
@joystick (1680)
18 Apr 11
I do try to be, but sometimes when i plan to get things done there are other things that get in my way as i have to stop and do those things first, then i tend to get side tracked.It is like i planned to sort a few drawers out and ended up not doing that and instead come on here.Then there were other things that i had to do and left them to the last minuite as i had friends come to see me.I do write lists, that way sooner rather than later i get the things done.
• United States
27 Sep 11
I agree it's easy for us to get side tracked. Sometimes I have certain worked scheduled to do and when I start I have to remind myself not to get sidetracked by all the news that is online. Because then I could end up wasting half hour to an hour reading about things that are happening around the world. So I have to work harder at keeping myself focused.
• Argentina
18 Apr 11
I am. I plan eveything, since the things that I have to do tomorrow to the time I should wake up and the jod that I have to do divided in hours to can being more productive, the time of my breakfast, the time of the house cleaning, the time of the lunch, the time of the work, the time of my bath, the time of the dinner. Definitely, I have everything organized. I think if I'm not like this, my life would be a mess. I'm constantly doing lots of things and I want to do eveything as I have to do, do not miss any thing or leaving it for tomorrow. I want to be as productive as possible, so I need to have my days planned.
• United States
27 Sep 11
You are a very detailed planner. That is a good thing. It's nice for us to be able to schedule in time for ourselves as well. That way we don't get so overwhelmed with everything that needs to be done.
@Kirinx (1693)
• United States
18 Apr 11
I should start having an organzer like you.Im not completly disorganized but Im not completly organzied either like sometimes when I am about to go to sleep at night I will be like. "Crud..I forgot something I was supposed to do" carrying an organizer is smart.
• United States
27 Sep 11
I agrre an organizer helps a great deal. It allows me to be able to write things done and i don't have to worry about things because as long as i schedule it i will remember. I also like to shop and buying an organizer that fits me is fun. I will soon be shopping for one as this year is soon to end.
@dodo19 (32868)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
18 Apr 11
I can't say that I am the most organized person. It's something that I've always somewhat had a problem with. I do try to stay organize but I find myself not being able to stay organized. I'm hoping to be able to find a way to stay organized and on track for things.
• United States
27 Sep 11
Iunderstand where you are coming from. It is hard to be organized. Especially with all that needs to be d one and taken care, At times it fills like we are always trying to keep up and keep ahead. It can be especially difficult when our organization involves other people in our life.
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
18 Apr 11
Yeah, I am pretty organized, but I still think there is room for improvement. Isn't there always? :)
• United States
27 Sep 11
I too agree that there is always room for improvement. It's amazing to me how often i come to realize the areas that i need to work on. It's a good thing though to know and to be willing to work at it.
@jaiho2009 (39019)
• Philippines
18 Apr 11
I am always organized. With my meetings,activities and events..everything is written and i keep checking too. I have this pasted in my fridge or in our white board near the dining table so it can be easily seen.
• United States
27 Sep 11
I'm like you. I do so much better when things are written down. I love my planner, it really does make things a whole lot easier. Keeping it accessable is good as well. We need to be able to look over it to remember what needs to be done.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
18 Apr 11
I try to be but sometimes I am not! I don't carry a planner with me...that is only a small part of being organized! But I really try to be that way in all different areas of my life!
• United States
27 Sep 11
I'm glad that you are able to be organized in different areas of your life. It does make a great difference. I absolutely love having a planner. It really does help me. I'm able to schedule all important meetings and events. That way even when things are far in advance i will be able to remember.