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Hey Peeps!

Its always good to share what you learn, so SHARE TIME it is! Soooooo I learned a valuable lesson………which is sometimes it can be best to go with what you know! Let me just make myself clear, that I said sometimes and not to be confused with applying it to all situations and circumstances. If you are already getting good results with what you are doing should you still change it up?  Change is good but I am a living witness that it may not always need a total make over.

Here is my story…..

I must admit that for most of my entire life (yes even as a teen) I have been To Do List CRAZY and Calendar Planning OBSESSIVE. I was always so organized and had everything mapped out. Planning, planning, and more planning became apart of my normal daily routine. My planners and lists had gone wild and out of control-well at least in the eyes of others. You may think that by looks of this picture I was a bit of a mess.  Maybe I was a tad bit over the edge, but I never missed a beat. This was who I was and what was apart of me, regardless of how outrageous it may seem or look. 

I am always open to trying new things and taking a different approach. When you are accustomed to doing things a certain way, it can be hard to give that up. I can't think of a time in my life that my "Lists" weren't apart of me. My lists and planner were inseparable and doing well, until one day I was presented with some "friendly feedback." Just let me be the first to say, I haven't always been a fan of feedback but thank God I was delivered. I will save that story for another day. A few of my friends and associates implied that I was too much of a planner and I wasn't leaving much room to live life. Live life? Were they crazy? You can't look at that picture and say I wasn't living life! I was a busy woman and was involved in everything. They thought all my list were ridiculous and unnecessary. I honestly didn't see an issue with having all my list and calendar boxes filled out (1st hint). I was open to self improvement so I took their advice. 

I decided to try something new and I scaled back on my list. As the list lessened the white spots in my planner increased. I wasn't so reliant on making sure I wrote everything down, but I starting taping into my memory bank-which is very poor by the way (2nd hint). I should have known better. I allowed myself to be more open to living life and not having everything planned. It worked for a good part of the start of the year until LIFE swooped in as always. As life seemed to pick up and my days got longer and busier, I started to feel overwhelmed (3rd hint). I even missed a bill payment and I have never missed a payment in all my LIFE (final straw)! As daily obligations, appointments, flooded in; I felt myself starting to drown. Needless to say this was not a change I should have made. I allowed one of my strengths to work at against me and in the end I began to suffer (smh). 

So glad to have you back in my life! New and Improved!

In the end what I kicked out my life, I ran back to. Why? My list kept me…

  • Organized w/ a Plan
  • Focused w/ a Purpose
  • Productive w/ Direction

I need my list and planners for my sanity and I Heart my 2 Do List! Can't Deny It!

What I had to consider and learn

If what you have is working for you and going in your favor, then why change it. It may be more impactful to tweak and make some changes to your system to be more efficient and effective. Consider ways to improve the process. When taking others advice chew the meat and spit out the bones. 

Obsessive Compulsive-Not Me! Yes Me! What about you? What habits do you have that seem crazy to others but work out for your best interest?

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