On November 8th this year I wrote a post titled (clicking on this link will open that post in a new window)
I mentioned at the end of that post that I would write an update in one month’s time to let you know how the schedule I made was working out.
Long story short, it didn’t work out. 😦
Here is what I think happened, my carefully worked out list and plans did not mesh with my real life issues.
My plan/schedule was too regimented with no built-in flexibility for the curves life sometimes throws at you.
I had everything scheduled and set up on my iPhone with alerts when it was time to change to the next activity. I was trying to keep a schedule that would allow me to do a little bit of everything.
It seemed a little better to get some of everything done than to complete one task and miss other equally important tasks altogether.
Ahh, what to do…what to do?
So I am back at square one; not completely, though…maybe square two? I mean I still have the list of things that I need to get accomplished. Now I just need to figure out how to do it all.
I need something that will work with my life; that will be flexible so that I can adjust on the fly, when I need to, without throwing the whole thing in the garbage and starting again.
One thing is certain, what I was trying did not work for me. It was a success nonetheless because I did find out a way that didn’t work and can now eliminate that from my list of things to try.
One more idea bulb burned out….next! Onward we go…charge!!! LOL 😉
My iPhone has now been scrubbed of all my best-laid plans and alerts. To be honest, the alerts were driving me a bit batty.
The phone was chiming in with another alert all the time and at one point my only thought was “ugh, what?…what now?”.
Therefore, I have decided that I will not be using the phone for this anymore. I will still set up alerts and reminders for scheduled items like doctor appointments or when my library books are due, but not my day to day schedule.
What is the next idea to try? Does anyone have any thoughts to share on what I should try next? What works for you?
I would really appreciate hearing from you in the comments and I thank you for stopping by to see what I had to say today. 🙂 Have a wonderful day/night.