One thing I pride myself on is my great organizational skills (I mean, I developed a detailed itinerary for myself when in San Francisco a few weeks ago…).
But lately I’ve been feeling so out-of-sorts and frazzled, and find myself often forgetting important things or events (even work-related things, which is no good!). When my schedule is jam-packed with classes and work, I have no choice but to be totally organized and usually know exactly what I need to do every minute of the day.
But this extra time concept? Is strange. And it’s making me feel unproductive, disorganized and just overall unsettled.
Since I want to make the most of my time this summer – and since it’ll be the last summer I spend in my 20’s, which is a scary, scary thing – my goal is to get myself organized this weekend.
And I shall start with a blank, good old-fashioned calendar.
I like my Google calendar as well, but sometimes I prefer to have something I can actually write on and hold in my hands. My head is already spinning with a short-term list of to-dos:
- Write packing list for Darby’s upcoming LA wedding
- Figure out how the heck to get to Newark airport from my apartment
- Figure out how the heck I’m going to navigate around LA with no car (Kelly and driving do not mix… I am a city gal)
- Figure out where the heck I’m going to run in LA (though this should be fun –exploring!)
- Set up volunteering schedule
- Get kitchen faucet to stop dripping
- Read back issues of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association and get some new ideas for blog posts
- Develop 2011 NYCM marathon training plan
My goal with this calendar is to outline longer plans too – like a trip to the Bronx Zoo, an adult gymnastics class at Chelsea Piers, weekend with my sis, perhaps a beachy getaway, a visit from mom – just to make sure I don’t forget anything and have tons of stuff to look forward to.
I’m actually feeling more organized already. Ahhhh.
One thing I will continue to be excellent at planning is runs with running buddies. This morning I met up with Megan and Maria for about 7 miles on the bridle path in Central Park. All of my runs have been easy paced this week, and it’s been nice not to worry about hitting a certain number of tempo miles or feeling ready for a race (though I have plans for more speedwork soon!).
The weather in NYC has been cool and lovely this week – perfect for running in the morning and hanging outside during the day.
(Madison Square Park, lunch hour)
One day I’ll actually eat lunch outside instead of scarfing it down at my desk.
Oats, Greek yogurt, grapes, raspberries
Hmm, maybe I’ll add that to my calendar…
Question: How do you stay organized?