The Benefits of a Schedule

A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sections of time.–Anne Dillard

Boy lately I have been seeing how beneficial it is to have schedule and in a sense for a routine!  I have been traveling lately and visiting relatives and it has been absolutely wonderful! However, as far as getting any work done it has proven to be problematic! Of course, I am on a vacation and that is what a vacation is all about, getting away from the normal grind and changing things up and God knows how important that this is.  It is important to get away from time to time so that once you do get back to work you are refreshed, renewed and ready to take on things better and more efficiently as you would, should you have never taken a break!

I was thinking about schedules and following routine and how it can seem to be a bit boring on one hand, but it can also be very beneficial in that by planning things out in a predictable way you are better able to manage your time in order to accomplish more.  You can get tired of following a certain pattern after a while, but it is really the only way to progress in your life.  Whilst in our youth, follow a routine is like death incarnate!  Young people like excitement and constant change otherwise they go crazy, but then you see that this i usually why they are unable to make substantial progress with investments and earning their way until they have grown out of the unsettling age.

It takes a bit of that boring, scheduled discipline in order to get things done!  A lot of patience goes into accomplishment, some real stick-to-itiveness to bring our work to being a real masterpiece.  As we grow older our priorities tend to change, we no longer feel that just “having fun” is as important as it was when we were young, footloose and fancy-free.  I have seen my nieces and nephews on this trip and they have made significant changes in their priorities as well as their progress towards reaching their goals.

But having a schedule can actually be real fun, especially when you have the satisfaction of getting things done! What are your thoughts?

 

2 Replies to “The Benefits of a Schedule”

  1. Schedules are like lists in that they help you get things done. But I must admit I do like a day without a schedule. Just something about it – being able to do what you want and when you want. And I usually end up working online anyway.

    1. Hi Lisa! I too normally will end up going online and working even on my day off, but boy am I finding it difficult whilst traveling and out of my normal environment! I am having fun at this time, but almost feel guilty for not getting so much done! Not good, I know as it is so important just to live the moment! Have a wonderful day Lisa!

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