I will not get anything done without a to-do list. How about you?

United States
January 6, 2008 10:10am CST
I have to write little notes through the day and then I combine them all into one. If I do not do this I will not get anything done. Does anyone else do this. One of my professors from Kaplan taught me to do this, and it is a life saver....
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@Sissygrl (10999)
• Canada
6 Jan 08
I guess i sort of do it. I make lots of lists for when i'm going somewhere far in advance, like what i need to take with me. But as far as the day to day stuff that i need to do i can pretty much keep track and check off things in my head. I think sometimes that allows me to procrastinate things.. ok.. most of the time. But its what works for me, and the listy notes works for you, so to each their own right ? :) Have a good day
• United States
6 Jan 08
I procrastinate with my lists just a little bit, see when I was taught to do these lists. The professor told me to Put a A beside the things that had to be done first thing, and then put a F beside the ones that could wait. So I mark the things with an A that I will do before the day is over, and the ones that I mark with an F, I wait on those things maybe til the next day, or the next week. =)
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@Sissygrl (10999)
• Canada
6 Jan 08
That is a good idea. Maybe i should give it a try. I think I need to come up with someway to get all the housework done in one day so taht i dont have something to do EVERY single day. It always seems like a BIG chore when stuff doesn't get done often enough!
@howard96h (11665)
• New York, New York
6 Jan 08
I also make to-do lists. I have a small calendar book and a pad of "post it" that I use all day long to remind me to get things done. I like what you wrote about putting an A next to the things that need to be done first and the F for things that can wait. Great idea.
• United States
7 Jan 08
it really does help to do the A and F thing
@foxyfire33 (10017)
• United States
6 Jan 08
LOL...This is just a funny one to me. I have tried making lists, I really think lists are great. I seem to have one problem though, everytime I start out with a list with good intentions I either lose the list and forget what I was supposed to do or I get sidetracked with all the little parts of a job that I forgot to put on the list and end up hardly geting anything checked off even though I spent the whole time working. S/o loves making lists of things, he rarely gets to any of them but he loves writing them out!
• United States
6 Jan 08
No I do lose a list here and there. I will try to write the list again, but of course I forget some of the things that were on it. I bet if I look in my pocket book right now, there are like 5 lists that I need to combine, and there is probably a list that I lost a few weeks ago in there. Lol
@DeenaD (2688)
• United States
6 Jan 08
This is how I am at work. I need to have a written list of the things I need to get accomplished that day, and of the order I want to accomplish them in. Otherwise I would forget to do some important things. The list keeps me on track.
• United States
6 Jan 08
At work, I do the same thing. I have sticky notes everywhere on my desk.
@OConnell87 (1046)
7 Jan 08
i always make to do list, then i dont have too many things going on in my mind plus you don't forget to do anything if its written. i find it useful when i'm revising for an exam to write down the topics that i need to revise, then i know in my head i have revised everything i need to.
@SukiSmiles (1999)
• United States
7 Jan 08
I am a list maker - would forget stuff with out it. My mom used to (and still does) make lists that are pages long with multiple columns. That's too much for me. I once read that if you had a list that was too long, that you tended not to get it finished and then you would feel fustrated that you didn't finish it. They suggested no more than 10 items on a list. I try to keep my lists under 20 things I have to do that day so I can actually cross items off and not feel that I didn't to anyting, but I keep multiple lists for different things. Like items to pack for a trip, ideas for podcasts, books to read, etc.
@palonghorn (5490)
• United States
6 Jan 08
I've been making to do lists forever, lol. But if I didn't I'm like you, I wouldn't get anything done that needed to be done. I usually make a master list for the week, that way if there are things that need to be done on a certain day, it will be on my list.