In the past week my routine has been shaken and more is coming over the next two weeks. Instead of stressing me out, it has actually energized me! From the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) perspective, I have a preference for Perceiving. In other words, always searching for more information rather than pushing for closure, spontaneity, and starting projects. Like seemingly everyone in the Washington, DC area, I am usually tightly scheduled around a constant routine. Teaching three new classes in less than a week and preparing for two new volunteer commitments has challenged me to stretch into new areas and use old skills with a new group of people. Both things are extremely rewarding to me, in large part because of my Perceiving preference.
What does shaking up your routine do to you or for you? Is it a bit of a buzz similar to the feel of a triple shot mocha from Starbuck's or does it feel like a weight on your shoulders? How do you help yourself balance the push for closure and the need for spontaneity to make sure you are able to handle multiple types of situations that come along?