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    Default ISTJs- How Many of you are sticklers for schedules?

    I feel in the last few years my life has been a mess.....mostly because I've been off a schedule. Since flexibility seems to be the call of the day at work and in some other areas of life, I have felt unorganized for the last few years.

    I took Monday off and was able to clean a room in my house, and after doing some reflecting, I've realized that I really need a schedule and to stick with it. I read before that there are some ISTJs who are married to their schedules, but it never occurred to me that a good consistent schedule is what I need.

    So between Monday and now I'm mapping out a schedule, doing some trial and error, with the hope that it will get me back on track.

    How many of you out there live and die by your schedule?

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    I feel the same way, I don't really have a schedule set in stone. At work, things are flexible just like you said. It's kind of annoying.

    I feel a lot better when I have a schedule however, that does not mean I live and die by it. I still like to have a few tentative things on there.
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    I don't have a routine that I repeat the same time every day. (I do have routines with steps that go in the same order every time.)

    What I usually end up doing is plan out the day, or whatever stretch of time is needed to complete something, then I use that schedule for that time-frame. Before I do it, I move tasks around in my mind into an order that seems it will work best.

    Would I want a routine? I don't know... I have felt pretty sloppy and unorganized in recent years, too.
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    IZthe411 .. Did you find though that the flexibility in work helped in some way to not require a schedule 24/7? (Sorry, poorly worded)
    “I made you take time to look at what I saw and when you took time to really notice my flower, you hung all your associations with flowers on my flower and you write about my flower as if I think and see what you think and see—and I don't.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by saslou View Post
    IZthe411 .. Did you find though that the flexibility in work helped in some way to not require a schedule 24/7? (Sorry, poorly worded)

    The ability to be flexible is a good thing- If that wasn't the case I wouldn't have been able be successful there. While I was flexible, I felt unorganized, and in some respects (mostly personal), things would not get done, and it made me feel worse.

    Since I'm one to get stuck on one thing at a time, whatever else is necessary gets pushed to the side- in my mind. For instance, I am notoriously late paying bills (for those where there's no autopay)- because, if I don't schedule time to write bills, they won't get done. So if I schedule 9am-930 to write checks, if something happens and that doesn't happen, I won't write checks, maybe for weeks.


    I don't need the 24/7 schedule though. Like Cimarron and d@v3, I need the basic structure, not something rigid with no room for movement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IZthe411 View Post
    Since I'm one to get stuck on one thing at a time, whatever else is necessary gets pushed to the side- in my mind. For instance, I am notoriously late paying bills (for those where there's no autopay)- because, if I don't schedule time to write bills, they won't get done. So if I schedule 9am-930 to write checks, if something happens and that doesn't happen, I won't write checks, maybe for weeks.

    I don't need the 24/7 schedule though. Like Cimarron and d@v3, I need the basic structure, not something rigid with no room for movement.

    *Vision going dark, feeling light headed, possible fainting moment coming on*
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    I don't really have a schedule to follow. But things are pretty uneventful at my house. There wouldn't be much to put on a schedule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saslou View Post
    *Vision going dark, feeling light headed, possible fainting moment coming on*

    LOL Yes it's that bad!

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    See don't get me wrong. In the past i was sooo anal when it came to getting everything done on time. Bills were NEVER late :P, everybody knew their role etc etc.

    Recently, although i started putting money into my savings account to cover my bills for the month. I have given up on that idea and just keep all the cash in my current a/c. I roughly know when they are due, if the cash is not in there, oh well, just go into my overdraft until i check my online banking. Now i just go with the flow. Don't stress the little things anymore.
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    OMG I hate admitting this because it's such an SJ stereotype but I love routines and schedules. What can I say? They are comforting. I love them. I am sooo lost without my Palm. I function better with schedules when it comes to work or my other responsibilities. (Is everyone not like this???) When it comes to play I prefer that it not be scheduled and I will cringe if it is. I feel like my responsibilities are so scheduled, why should I have to schedule fun things too?

    As for bill paying, I'm really good at that by now, and yes, I do schedule it haha. I even find it fun. (Oh gawd, I'm sounding more and more "SJ" by the minute. )

    Izthe411, you may want to keep checking back for autopay with each company that you pay to. More and more companies are setting it up.

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