I am an obsessive planner in my personal and professional life. This is probably also considered type A control freak !
At work my agenda is perfectly organized. My meetings are planned out, I know what I need to do for when, who I need to talk to and what I need to prepare. I pride myself on being on time for deadlines, meetings and I am one of those people ” you can depend on”.
In my personal life, it is the same. Just ask my husband… the first thing I ask on Saturday morning, or when we go somewhere… ” What’s the plan ?” I need to know where we are going, what we are doing, who we are doing it with, where and what we are eating. I will map out routes, check the weather, adjust timing if needed.
That is who I am. I function much better with structure, knowing what is coming up, what I need to anticipate bringing, making or seeing.
On vacation though, this behavior is forgotten. Thrown out the window. Abandoned.
- I get up when I want
- I eat what I want, when I want
- I take naps
- If I feel like going for a walk, I go
- If I want to do Happy Hour, I do
- If I don’t want to do dishes, I don’t
- If we want to go visit something, we do
- If I prefer to stay at home and read, then I do that
- I don’t wear a watch
- My smartphone is not attached to my hip
Boy does it feel good. And I don’t feel guilty !
It started off like this, and currently, vacation is looking like this :
(Even if I admit, I have checked the weather and planned out my workouts…)
Are you a planner or do you just go with the flow ?