the problem with planning

I mentioned I have problems with planning. It mostly comes down to not having any energy left after doing what needs to get done to do any planning with. Productivity and all sounds nice, but you need to have something to go and do all kinds of productive things with.

I try to make things easy on me so I don’t need to spend energy on reacting to surprise events. And that requires planning.

I try. I write things down (I have a bulletjournal) and that helps. But stuff still wooshes by me. I made overnight oats so I don’t have to worry about breakfast. I made a few of them at the same time to preserve energy.

And then I forget about them. Out of sight, out of mind. Safely in the fridge, waiting for me to eat. And I still forget. It happened again this morning.

It might help if I stick a post-it on the fridge to remind me. It might work, or my brain will consider it clutter and filter it out. It does that a lot. It also ignores the drink next to me in favour of telling me to get a new one. I think, because I don’t always remember getting the first one or making the second one.

Setting reminders on my phone doesn’t work either (they drive me crazy and make me very anxious). I need to find a way that removes the pressure, not add more.

I don’t need more pressure.