Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Schedules

Pretty much everyone knows what a freakazoid I am about planning and scheduling. I find that planning frees me for the unexpected, and paves the way for spontaneity. I also have way too much to do, so my schedule helps me get it all accomplished.

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
Benjamin Franklin



But I trip myself up sometimes, and this morning proves it. I forgot that one of the Day Care groups would be coming for a program. How did I not have that written on my calendar? No problem, I had the program planned weeks ago. Only problem was, I couldn't remember what I'd planned. I knew I'd  written a puppet show, recorded it and loaded it onto the ipod, picked out a book and prepared a theme related craft.

Plus side: I went straight to my labeled file and pulled everything out.

Down side: I only had a few minutes to set up and re-familiarize myself with the material. STRESS!

Oh well, it turned out great and I calmed down and remembered to take pictures. 

This year I actually have spaces marked on my calendar that say "UNSCHEDULED". You wouldn't believe how hard it was to get used to not having to check something off my list. Now I look forward to those evenings at home, totally available to my family and my phone turned off. 
 
The older I get, the faster time seems to fly.
 Psalms 90:12 - So teach [us] to number our days, that we may apply [our] hearts unto wisdom.

How do you feel about planning and scheduling? Do you have any tips?

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