Schedules and Calendars and why they terrify me...

Is there a name for "Phobia of Scheduling"? I should Google it.

It's not that I don't like scheduling things [because I really really do] but that once it's on a schedule, even of my own making, it becomes an obligation. Like homework or a deadline for a former boss. And I feel the pressure creeping in to meet the schedule.

And you never know how much leeway to give yourself when you're mapping out your calendar anyway, right? Like, "Uhhhh. You're going WAY too easy on yourself on Wednesday. Finished by 2pm?? C'mon." and you completely ignore that Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday are packed to the gills until 8pm. Uggggh.

That's not even true because, nothing in my schedule is packed to the gills.

Is my anxiety becoming apparent yet?

I LOVE goals and goal-setting on the front end and I am TERRIFIED of evaluating my progress / possibly not reaching goals on the back end. This makes it tempting to not actually set hard goals [like, in writing] to avoid that feeling of failure when a goal is missed. #badstrategy

So then I turn to Pinterest and find inspiration in things like

Ahhhh. That's better. If 20 minutes on Pinterest creating a "Keep Going" board really gives a gal that much peace of mind, then can we really call it wasted?

Am I still terrified of the schedule and goals I'm about to draft? Abso-freaking-lutely.
Am I going to do it anyway? ...gulp.... ... yes. Maybe I'll go read one more pin, first, though...

Onward and Upward,
Sarah :: Your Plucky Picaroon

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  1. You got dis!

    I hate schedules (but I am forcing myself into making one because my life is slowly spinning out of control) because then I feel like it's an obligation and I struggle when people tell me what I *have* to do, even if it's myself. I think I have issues with authority.

  2. Get it, girl. I'm so proud. I hope you got lots done before tipsy/DWTS time. ;)