A to do list

Canada
January 22, 2009 7:27am CST
I just responded to a discussion by explorations about to do lists. I was just wondering if to do list actually work for any one. Explorations says it is a way for her to remember things but does it also help to motivate you to get things done around the house? Just wondering if i should start using a to do list? Any suggestions? Thanks
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• United States
22 Jan 09
I think I actually get more done when I have a to do list vs the days i wake up and try to do things on my own. Growing up, my mom worked so she would leave a to do list everyday for me and my brother, ever since then I will make myself little notes of things to do and for some reason I do better those days at getting things done.
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• Canada
23 Jan 09
Thanks for the response! I think I am going to give these a go...I just hope I can remember to make a to do lists...I will have to write it on my to do list...#10 Re write to do list for tomorrow! LOL Have a good day
@djemba (767)
• India
22 Jan 09
NO..I'm afraid these things never work for me..I make a lot of to do lists but I'm never able to finish one of them or reach to the middle of it in a day..
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• Canada
23 Jan 09
LOL sounds like you had very long too do lists!!!
• United States
22 Jan 09
I can't help responding to your discussion! :-) Yes, to do lists help motivate me to do more. I love seeing things get checked off, even if it's one of the "smaller" tasks on my list. I think if you're not using a to do list and you're interested in starting to use this tool - you should give it a try! You might surprise yourself! :-)
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• Canada
23 Jan 09
I diffently am going to try a to do list....Seems like it helps most people in accomplishing more through there days...Thanks for the discussion that started this discussion!!!
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
22 Jan 09
I always make a to do list and yes they do work really well for me. I mark off things that I get done daily and also add more to it to make sure I get to them without forgetting them or skipping over them.
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• Canada
23 Jan 09
Hmmmm This discussion has given me something to think about....I wonder if my computer has a printable to do list!!! Thanks for the response
@ElicBxn (60763)
• United States
22 Jan 09
I like them! I get more done when I can mark things off a list! Makes me feel like I'm getting stuff done!
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• United States
22 Jan 09
I do find that to-do lists help me to focus on what I need to get down. Therefore, I would say that yes they help motivatie me. They help keep me on track and know what I need to accomplish during the day. I have to admit that on the days I don't make a to-do list, I lack a sense of direction and motivation to get things done. So for me they really help.