[source]Do you think you're a planner out of necessity, because it's your nature or something else? I think I'm a little of the first two. In my job I'm an office manager. While the image of this is usually payroll or accounting...in my situation neither of these really apply. I work in a building that is probably 4-5 times the size for the people we have which means facilities management. I work with people who need a lot of hand holding. But most of all, I plan EVERYTHING. Office parties, moves, board meetings...you name it - I'm the glue. And the only way I can keep track of everything is a massive to-do list.
But I'm also a planner in every day life. Whether I'm planning a vacation (especially coordinating with lots of friends), figuring out the menu for the week (yes, I write it all out) or scheduling things for the weekend it's what I do. But is it ALL I do? Am I a planner at home because I'm a planner at work? Or am I a planner at work because it's in my nature and I'm getting paid for something I do well?
Sometimes it's exhausting. In my group of friends there's a lot of planner types and I will just step back and let them take the reins. Just tell me where to go, what to do and how much it's going to cost. I need to turn my brain off. Is it surprising I have anxiety?
If there is any of you out there, please feel free to share your tips to make things run smoother or thoughts in general.