I love feeling on top of things, calm and prepared. I love making people feel special by remembering their birthdays and anniversaries. I love that my bills get paid on time and that I almost always know what’s for dinner. I love the lack of drama in my daily life. In short, I love being organized.
But there is a downside to all my grown-up planning, analyzing, logic and rational thinking:
I miss out on a lot of cool stuff.
I often feel like other people are having more fun, and I’m not very open to spontaneous opportunities. I rarely accept same-day social engagements, and yes, I totally tend to “sweat the small stuff”.
But more worrying for me is the impact on the bigger picture of my life. I find it hard to follow my instincts, especially when intuition is fighting to be heard above the logical answer to something I’m pondering. In making sure I am ready and on the right path for tomorrow, today’s roses sit by the wayside, un-sniffed.
If you usually label yourself ‘disorganized’, please take a moment to pat yourself on the back and appreciate the joy, the creativity, the spontaneity, and the chance happenings that you enjoy. And if you’re more like me, why not take today to lighten up a little and see what serendipity comes your way?
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