I am a pretty organized person. I have an iPhone and a day planner that I use constantly. My calendars are shared with my fiancé and my sweat schedule is posted for co-workers to see, join, or hold me accountable. Planning and organizing means you get to see everyone and do everything and not forget things. Great!
The problem is life cannot be planned and organized. The hings in life can be, but life itself cannot. Life has curveballs - health issues, schedule changes, weather conditions. Those things that knock or your loved ones out of whack. They turn you and your day planner upside down.
That is just the way it is.
I am trying to learn to deal with these things as they come. I'm getting better, but there are still usually tears involved.
I wonder what would happen if I spent a month doing no planning other than work? Is that a ridiculous challenge to take on?
I guess the most important thing to remember is to get back up when life knocks you down. That's what I do in yoga. Fall out of the posture? Try again. Life won't stop. Why should you?