Do you make a daily To-Do List?

United States
May 4, 2008 8:45pm CST
I have a spiral notebook with each day of the month written in it. I have a day per page. I ry to put on each day what needs to be done. I still have a long way to go in getting everything scheduled and in a routine. I seem to work better if I have it written down and then can mark it off as I do it. Call it motivation, I guess. :-) It does take a while to get the dates and daily things written on each page but it seems to be worth it for me because as I said I seem to get it done if it is in writing. How about you? Do you have a special way to keep up with what needs to be done each day?
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• United States
5 May 08
No, I just kind of take the day as it comes all in stride though.
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
5 May 08
I have done this is the past and it really does help get things done that I need to do as well as it helps show me that I have accomplished things when I think I haven't. It's probably time to start one once again. But with as much as I work these days I don't even have extra time for that, or should I say I prefer not to do it once I finally get home.
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• United States
5 May 08
because thier is so much to do i have to write every thing down, i sometimes have post its all over my fridge, but i do keep notes to help me remeber what ive to do.
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
5 May 08
I have a notebook like you, where I write down everything I have to do each day, and as I complete the tasks, I mark them off. If I don't write my thoughts and "do do" things down, I forget half of what I have to do! Seeing it written down also helps me to prioritize.
@whittby (3072)
• United States
5 May 08
I am definitely a list maker. There was another discussion on lists here a while ago and I had to say that I have a tendency to make lists and lose them. My house isn't all that cluttered, but I put things down in odd places or organize myself and overdo it a little. A spiral notebook would be a good idea - all lists in one place for the to do stuff - and big enough to find hopefully.
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@Modestah (11188)
• United States
15 May 08
I had a friend who did this very thing - she even wrote down to give the kids their vitamins. She said if she did not, she would likely forget. Her notebook had some things that were the same every day - some things that were the same on the same day of each week and then somethings that were occasional such as appointments. She would simply cross off each task as she completed it (no doubling up on vitamins that way!) and if she did not get something done she moved it to the next day's list. I always admired such fortitude and commitment.