People often ask me, “Why don’t you make plans and stick to the plans?”
Well, there are several reasons for this:
What is the point in making a plan? For example: “Would you like to have lunch on Saturday?” My response typically is “I don’t know, can I call you on Saturday?”
Feeling the pressure of said plan, when may get up that morning and just feel like taking the dog to the park, or just watching movies and vegging out all day, or it may even be an actual occasion where in the mood to clean all day.
If the mood to clean and work all day strikes me, which is not often because fun is always over cleaning, than I surely have to change the plan to clean and do housework.
Mood – What if I am not in the mood for said made plans on that day?
Cancellations – Think it is breaking a promise to break plans…so, why not just never make plans until the very last-minute…then, no promises broken.
You might be thinking, “this sounds like a negative outlook.”
No, it is not, because the” no making of plans”, means no promises broken or hurt feelings.
What if I really need sleep that day? I cannot predict the future.
No making of plans until very last minute = no breaking of promises or hurt feelings
My aunt is the same way, and I sort of picked up this technique from her, smart woman.
She and I are much alike, in that if we get in the mood to clean, we have to clean that day or it simply will not get done.
So, in conclusion…
If you never wish to break a promise or cancel on another person, make plans at the last-minute and do not RSVP – ever.
To be honest, seems like each time ever made a plan, something always comes up…always. So, what is the point of a plan?
Can I predict the future? No. So, why make a plan?
Actually makes logical sense, if we think about the problem solving involved in the equation.
No plans = no pressure = happier = no breaking of promises or hurting relationships.
What’s the plan?
To have zero plans
How do you cancel plans politely?
No plans in the first place to cancel.