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The work week is about to start. do you prepare for it or do everything at the last minute?

Asked by charliecompany34 (7804points) July 5th, 2009

i am a prepper. i prep for everything from cooking to what clothes i’ll wear the next day. when i don’t prepare, i am a hot mess and have that disconnected, disoriented feeling and i HATE IT!

do you think ahead or do you make it happen at the last minute? are you a “rusher” or “prepper?”

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charliecompany34's avatar

i am cooking and getting ready for the work week at the same time. the process is very calculated but almost therapeutic.

Dog's avatar

I am a “fly by the seat of my pants” type. Because of this I cause myself a lot more stress.

Bluefreedom's avatar

I’ve been both of these at different times but one significantly more than the other. Usually I will make a list of tasks I want to accomplish when the work week starts and methodically work through them until completion. There have also been occasions where I am so preoccupied with activities on my days off that I don’t adequately prepare for the days ahead and I’m caught playing catch up to get back on track. I find the latter to be mostly irritating and irresponsible on my part because I’m usually a really organized and conscientious person by nature when it comes to my work ethic and attention to detail. In essence, I’m a prepper most of the time.

jrpowell's avatar

I don’t really ever plan for anything. And I am unemployed so Monday is going to be just like today. And Tuesday will be like Monday. It has been hot, I might fill up the kiddie pool and sit in it and drink the wine I bought the other day.

Lovey_Howell's avatar

I prefer to prepare for the week ahead, getting laundry done, shopping for food for lunches etc. But I can be terribly lazy so it’s not unheard of that I do things last minute.

Facade's avatar

I’m unemployed as well. But I am in school which, imo, is more stressful than work. My classes are seven days a week so yea…sigh I don’t really prepare for much of anything.

Tink's avatar

Hehe I don’t work. :P Yet

YARNLADY's avatar

For a stay-at-home worker, every day is the same as every other day, but I do try to plan ahead as much as possible. I make a shopping list for Hubby depending on the meals I would like to fix for the coming week, and I try to get all the things I will need to do when I’m not babysitting, because I can’t do them when my grandson is here.

I have to pay attention to Holidays, even though I don’t get any days off (with pay), because some stores will be closed and some require other preparations – I had to get some tranquilizers ahead of time for my dog for the Independence Day fireworks.

chyna's avatar

I’m exactly like Dog. And I vow every week to start out better, have clothes prepared the night before, lunch prepared, etc. Never happens. Then I’m flying out the door at the last minute, peeved at myself that I’ll be late, yet again.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

I have a schedule I follow religiously. Since I don’t have to be at post until 2 pm, I play on the computer from the time I get up (around 8 am) until 11:30. From 11:30 to 12:30, I make my lunch, take a shower, shave my head, put in my teeth, take a dump, make some fresh juice for my lunch, put on my uniform, play with the dog and make sure she and my Hissers have everything they need, and from 12:30 to 1:30 I play on my PS2. At 1:35 I take my stuff out to my truck, and after making sure everything is turned off and I have everything I need, pain pills and other prescription drugs, the doors and windows closed, turn off what needs to be turned off, and head to work. Since it is only 2 1/2 miles from home, there is no real rush to get there, but I like to show up 15 minutes early in case there are security issues that need to be taken care of before I clock in.

If I need to run errands, I do them between the time I get up and 11:00 am. This of course cuts into my fluther time, but that’s the way it goes sometimes.

marinelife's avatar

I work at home, but I get up with my husband and do his breakfast and lunch. In turn, he feeds and walks the dogs.

I never press my undies and t-shirt, which is my work uniform.

charliecompany34's avatar

you’re a great wife, girl!
now if i could get my wife to stop eating sunflower seeds and watching soapnet while i’m cooking and washing dishes, i could be in bed a little earlier. don’t get me wrong, she’s a great wife, but wish i could get a little help, you know? ooh, let me get these clothes out the dryer right quick.

(she likes to wait till 11 o’clock at night to start doing stuff (cleaning out closets and straightening up the basement—shit like that at midnight; i like to get stuff done while the sun is up.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Whether I’m employed or not doesn’t really change my planning. I suppose when I was working, I thought out some of the work outfits because I really hate putting together work outfits when I go insane in the morning and I generally don’t give two craps what I wear if I’m not working…I suppose I’d also make sure the was a lot of boiled chicken as that’s part of my salad I make for myself daily to eat at work…

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir mmmm, boiled chicken, that’s good stuff, do you use garlic and onion, or other tasty spices?

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@evelyns_pet_zebra nope, just boil it in a pot and add into salad, lol

PandoraBoxx's avatar

I spend sundays doing laundry, tidying up the first floor of the house, cleaning out the fridge, maybe cooking a thing or two. Sometimes I go to the grocery on Sunday.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Welp, when I had a job (Hi. aprilsimnel in NYC needs a decent admin job soon, y’all), I prepped my clothes and lunch the night before.

OpryLeigh's avatar

I don’t really have anything to prepare for in a normal working week. As long as my alarm is set to wake me in the morning and my work clothes are clean and dry then I am good to go.

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