Is it better to plan or be spontaneous in your lifestyle routine?Watch
I’m quite the ocd structured type and feel a lot better when everything is planned- all through lockdown I’ve been making lists of diets for the week (with some options included) so that I’m not going over my calorie intake.
Ive also planned a exercise regime.
However I’ve not stuck to any of these and have found that it’s reduced my enjoyment.
Ive thought that the benefits of being spontaneous/doing things when you feel like it are more enjoyment.
So I’m trying to get the balance right. Ive thought of trying to just plan my diet but being spontaneous with exercise - ie doing what I feel like and seeing how this goes.
I do feel much more comfortable with planning but if it’s not working..
What are your thoughts on this?
An outline of your day could be as simple as wake up at 8, do work/school from 9-12, meals at x y and z time, and leave the rest of your day to be spontaneous while setting yourself basic goals of things to get done in that period.
In terms of meals and exercise you could set yourself a basic plan with options, while also throwing in a free day or two.