Monday, November 26, 2007

My Daily To-Do Lists

I am a nearly professional list-maker. Or maybe just crazy. Either way. I make a list at night for the following day each day, and sometimes another list while at work doing other things to remind myself of things to do later.

In some ways, I guess it means I'm organized. I make a list of all the things I want to accomplish, and then I set about trying to do them all. That makes sense. The only problem with this is that I work a LOT!! And most of the things on my list are personal or house projects. So, I think I'll get my entire list done in one day. But, really, I don't finish it all until 2-3 days later. And so I cross a few things off, add a few things, and on it goes.

I think the main reason I make lists is because I have so many tasks/errands, etc., that I want to accomplish daily/weekly, whatever, and then I just have way too many things going on in my head. So, if I at least write them all down, I have a better chance of getting my brain to relax, and I'll remember what the things are better when I write them down. So it's ok if the list's not all checked off, it just helps clear my head to get it all out on paper.


The Ray Family said...

I am a TOTAL list maker too! Sometimes, exactly like you said, I will have a thing going through my head and if I do not write it down on a list my brain cannot relax.

Hope you had an awesome Thanksgiving.


Rachel said...

I like to make lists for fun! Not to necessarily accomplish anything, just for fun. About 2 weeks ago I made a list of items that I buy regularily while grocery shopping that are not groceries...toothpaste, saline solution, etc. Then I estimated how much they cost per month and per year - Maybe that will be my next blog topic :) How crazy am I?!