I think I need a list

@gantwick (849)
United States
March 3, 2008 8:05am CST
I get up early to get ready for work. I kinda like a few minutes to get my bearings (I tend to have vivid dreams and sometimes I have to spend a few minutes convincing myself I'm really awake). Usually, I have a fairly set routine to go through, and I can usually manage quite well. [cue in ominous music here] Then, the children wake up - early - and start jabbering. If I'm almost out the door, it's no biggie. But when they catch me earlier, they knock me out of "the zone" and into Chaos World. Today, I managed to forget to put my contact lenses in. I had my glasses on, and I was on the road before I remembered. But I kept on driving because I knew if I turned back, I would have re-entered Chaos World and forget something else. Maybe I should make a list. I have a notebook or two or seven (they appear and disappear at random intervals), and a couple of pocket-sized notepads, which are quite useful, as long as I remember to put them in my pocket on days when I have a shirt with pockets. How do you cope with things like this?
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@gemini_rose (16194)
3 Mar 08
I have to have a list, I write my list of to dos each night and then put it in my handbag so its there for the next day, if I dont do this I am a disaster the next day. So try and write your list the night before and then put it into whatever you are wearing the next day so you know what you have to do and what you need before you start the day.
@gantwick (849)
• United States
3 Mar 08
But then I'd have to remember to make a note to remind myself to look at my list. LOL!
@gemini_rose (16194)
3 Mar 08
Ah you are as bad as me then, in that case what about post it notes that you could stick in the places you go to in a morning in eye line to remind you!
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@Aingealicia (1906)
• United States
4 Mar 08
Cool new photo. Lists will help you save about one hour a day for 15 minutes of work before you go to bed. You can even make copies and leave space for new things if you need to. I can not make it a day with out a list. If I try, guess what half my day is shot. It sucks. Ainge