Do you live by a daily schedule, or do you just go where the wind takes you?

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  1. Relationshipc profile image91
    Relationshipcposted 7 years ago

    Do you live by a daily schedule, or do you just go where the wind takes you?

    Do have a concrete daily schedule that you follow rigoursly? Do you have daily schedule that you actually stick to? Do you live without a daily schedule and just do whatever you feel like?

    Interested to know about your work, personal, and even exercise life!

  2. Insane Mundane profile image60
    Insane Mundaneposted 7 years ago

    As long as you have to report to some type of work on a regular basis, it is hard to not fall into a routine, at least for the majority of each day that you work.  My off days can be random, but other than that...
    If for some strange reason I could be rich, unemployed with monetary benefits, government funded or acted as a sponge or parasite to others, I may perhaps start "going where the wind takes me."  LOL!

    1. Relationshipc profile image91
      Relationshipcposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      LMAO - I have to wonder if I would be able to live without some structure. I'll win the lottery tomorrow and let you know.

  3. lburmaster profile image80
    lburmasterposted 7 years ago

    There is a daily schedule, but not every minute is planned. If the schedule was concrete and rigorously followed, I'd become depressed. So nothing has a time, it's more like a check list to help me feel free.

    1. Relationshipc profile image91
      Relationshipcposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      So do you get everything on the to-do list done or is there wiggle room in that?

    2. lburmaster profile image80
      lburmasterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Everything gets done usually. If something drastic comes up like a flat tire or being sick, a few things are moved to tomorrow.

  4. joanwz profile image78
    joanwzposted 7 years ago

    I mostly live by a daily schedule, though it is not set in stone. If something comes up, I leave myself some wiggle room to take care of things that need my attention. I am also opened to an occassional distraction, like a trip to the library and an lunch date with my daughter, or a day trip to the state park, or a visit at the art museum... The daily schedule helps keep me focused and i find it's easier to accomplish my regular tasks.  However, I also find it tends to be confining, like I'm locked into somthing that I can't get out of after awhile.

    1. Relationshipc profile image91
      Relationshipcposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I understand that. I think that's why most people get out of the 9-5 offline job...they want some room to do the life things that you can't do otherwise.

  5. Abby Campbell profile image91
    Abby Campbellposted 7 years ago

    I do plan my days with a little wiggle room for interruptions. With most important things in life, it is usually succeeded by a plan (i.e., vacations, business, doctor appointments, etc.). To stay on task, I like to plan to make sure things get done. However, I don't like to be pinned in the corner either, so I do like a little wiggle room.

    1. Relationshipc profile image91
      Relationshipcposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for answering Maximum. smile

  6. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 7 years ago

    I am a creature of habit and do not enjoy change whatsoever. So, I must say I live by a daily schedule when possible.

    1. Relationshipc profile image91
      Relationshipcposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting JThomp. Thanks for commenting.

  7. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 7 years ago

    I am free as a bird. I enjoy a schedule but I find that after following it for a few days or even weeks, I grow tired of it and drop it all together. So I have given up, and nowadays I just fly by the seat of my very ample pants.

    1. Relationshipc profile image91
      Relationshipcposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That's how I roll. I get a schedule going and can't keep it because it is too consistent and boring. I want to see what sticking with it will do for my goals success though.

  8. peeples profile image93
    peeplesposted 7 years ago

    I work from home with 3 children (1 toddler) so I try to keep to some type of schedule. However when you have employees in the field with issues a schedule is easier said than done. I often don't finish working until 9 or 10 and start all over at 5 am. The only always stick to times we have in our house are dinners and bedtimes.

    1. Relationshipc profile image91
      Relationshipcposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I have been in that boat many times. Working from home is often longer than an offline job...but it can be worth it. I never thought about kids in the schedule, because I don't have them, so thanks for the insight.

  9. Seek-n-Find profile image83
    Seek-n-Findposted 7 years ago

    I use a schedule but I allow it to be a guideline and can be flexible if I need to be.  In fact, I often don't stick "exactly" to a schedule so I incorporate that in to my schedule by giving myself a little more time than I may actually need since I probably will not be 100 percent on target.  Ironically, I schedule "free" time.  I also have "have-to's" and "optionals" scheduled.  I also use electronic post-it notes that have tasks and meetings that must be done by a certain date for that week.  So when I make my schedule the night before or in the morning I look at those things to make sure I'm fitting them in.  I always make my due dates a day earlier than the "real" due date so if I run into a time issue, I have a little bit of wiggle room. 

    So my schedule might look like the following.  (If I put a blank line it means its time I can use for whatever I want or pops up.  I name it specifically otherwise.I also use mostly one hour blocks because it helps create a visual of how I'm spending my hours for each day)
    8:00 Wake
    8-8:30  Eat/other__________________
    8:30-9:30  Consulting GA project
    9:30-10:30 Consulting GA project
    10:30-11:30 Consulting GA project OR start PARCC project if finish GA
    11:30-12:00 ________________
    12:00-12:30 Lunch
    12:30-1:30 Free Write
    1:30-2:30 _________________ (use for consulting if needed)
    etc.

    1. Relationshipc profile image91
      Relationshipcposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Very cool. I love the due date method!

  10. snerfu profile image72
    snerfuposted 7 years ago

    Much as I like to be free of tight appointments, there are things I cannot avoid like shopping or helping with the dishes.
    I rearrange my schedule when I run in to time trouble, but nothing serious. I keep my pieces intact as much as possible.
    Of course there are times when I do miss the pass, like when I am so bogged down with writing that I forget the dinner on the stove, but they are few and far.

    1. Relationshipc profile image91
      Relationshipcposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      This seems to be the most common answer I have gotten - You have a schedule but can get distracted from it one way or the other occasionally, and it's not the end of the world.

  11. AccumulateAmerica profile image60
    AccumulateAmericaposted 7 years ago

    Monday through Friday I very much have a schedule. There is the spouses schedule, and the children's school schedule. Wednesdays and Thursdays I add shopping for the household. The weekends is a moderate schedule. Depending on special events, and also my spouse works on the weekend. I fit in writing around all schedules, home cooked meals, cleaning, three separate individuals schedules, walking the dogs, shopping, and sleep. I otherwise continue to flow 24 hours a day. This is the life of someone who has others relying on them for survival. How about you?

    1. Relationshipc profile image91
      Relationshipcposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for asking accumulate. I don't have children - only 3 dogs that are quite flexible and do not require a committed schedule throughout the day (besides breakfast and dinner). Therefore the only schedule I need is for work - otherwise free game.

  12. kikibruce profile image79
    kikibruceposted 7 years ago

    It depends. Right now I am unemployed, so I have some down time, some volunteer time, gym time, hobby time and part-time work time.

    When I am employed, it's usually go to work, try to go to the gym, make dinner, relax, sleep and repeat and then try to do fun things on the weekend.

    1. Relationshipc profile image91
      Relationshipcposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, didn't think about being unemployed. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Beata Stasak profile image83
    Beata Stasakposted 7 years ago

    You have to have daily schedule for busy days but on holidays or free days I like just to go where the wind takes me...it is important to have balance, so each of them has a role to play...

    1. Relationshipc profile image91
      Relationshipcposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Very true.

  14. theluckywriter profile image73
    theluckywriterposted 7 years ago

    I follow a flexible daily schedule when I'm at home. If I just go where the wind takes me, I'd probably find that the wind mostly takes me to funny animal videos on youtube. Sad, but true. I need a daily schedule to accomplish anything.

    1. Relationshipc profile image91
      Relationshipcposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      LMAO - I think a lot of people would agree with that!

  15. profile image0
    khmohsinposted 7 years ago

    I can't change my daily schedule because I am happy and satisfy from my daily roteen. I hear the voices of wind and do whatever they say but only on Sunday smile.

  16. liesl5858 profile image87
    liesl5858posted 7 years ago

    What a good question? For me the only schedule I follow is my work rolling rota. I work as a full time Nursing Care Assistant for the Blind Veterans of UK. I do stick to it. Apart from this, I am so flexible doing the things I want to do when I want to do them. I don't want to put myself into a regime of schedules to avoid any stress. Life is stressful as it is without adding to it. I do a little exercise in the morning if I feel like it but there are some mornings I don't feel like it.

 
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