A question on writing lists

United States
January 10, 2007 1:17pm CST
I write everything down. Each day my plans. Shopping lists. Do you do these things? I will rate every response. Thank you.
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31 responses
• Ireland
10 Jan 07
I am definitely one of those people who has to write everything down. I have a number of pieces of paper on the diningroom table. One is for places to go, one is my shopping list, another is for telephone calls and I even have one for household chores. I have another piece of paper on my bedside locker, in case I think of something during the night. And the most important one of all is in my car; it reads 'don't forget the shopping list'.
• United States
10 Jan 07
Hahahah. You do sound like me. Another best response and + rating dear. Thanks for sharing.
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@abhi07 (186)
• India
10 Jan 07
Its amazing you really seem very organised well I'm a bit lazy on this but every new year i start with a new diary it goes on fine for a while and i pen down everything, from my meetings to shopping list, etc., till Jan ends, thats why all my older diaries have all the rest of month pages blank. Someday, I would surely be able to maintain this habit for the whole year long.
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• United States
10 Jan 07
It's a great habit. Good luck. Thanks for your reply. You got a + rating so far.
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• Pakistan
10 Jan 07
No I dont do that but I do envy you.Making list is a great time management tool.helps keep things in perspective and helps you make sure that you dont miss out on important stuff.It takes some effort but dont you think its worth it?
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• United States
10 Jan 07
It is a bit of effort, but I do get everything done this way without forgetting anything. + rating so far for you. Thanks for the response.
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• United States
11 Jan 07
No, I really should. I know I need to, as I have been told that I would forget my butt if it wasn't tacked on! :) But I guess I just forget to.
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• United States
11 Jan 07
Hehehehhe. thanks dear.
@marciascott (25553)
• United States
10 Jan 07
I have an appointment book. I also write dates down on my calender, like Dr. appoinments, things I half to do for the month. Things that's really important I put on Calender.
• United States
11 Jan 07
Good girl. Thanks.
@kgwat70 (13395)
• United States
10 Jan 07
It is so much easier for me to remember things when I write them down, whether it is my grocery list or my household chores that need to be done or plans with friends and family or anything else. I do not remember things as well when I don't write them down. I am always writing things down in my calendar at work so I know what needs to be done and when.
• United States
10 Jan 07
Me too. Thanks for sharing again.
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@DRoddy77 (1776)
• United States
10 Jan 07
lol im the list queen! i make a list of everything so that I dont forget anything! It's really helpful to make lists of things you need or want!
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• United States
10 Jan 07
True. Thank you.
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@carmat (2850)
• Canada
5 Feb 07
I used to and you know what it is way more productive, it takes extreme discipline to do this and I wish I could find it in me to get back in the habit. My wife is way more organized than I am I would be lost without her that is for sure, she is my support line, my love and my best friend. We are having a rough go of things right now (my fault naturally, men are stupid creatures) I am hoping we can get things between us back on track and keep building on the great love we have.
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@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
2 Feb 07
That is a great idea. I sometimes do this. One thing you might try is to expand your list. Make up a prosperity list of things you would like to have. Not just material things either. List all the things that might be important to you and your family. It can be anything, even if you think you might not be able to have it. That is the idea. Write down everything. Then review your list every day. Add to it and revise it. Now instead of the of stressful thoughts entering your mind, new thoughts will begin to stay in your mind. And you have control over those new thoughts. It is a matter of writing down how you want things to be in your life. Hold those positive thoughts in your mind as often as you can.
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• United States
11 Jan 07
I think that if I started doing this my life would become less frazzled. I tend to procrastinate. Making a list and checking off the things that are completed would be helpful.
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• United States
11 Jan 07
It really would help out a lot.
@missyd79 (3438)
• United States
11 Jan 07
i have a list for almost everything. I make a weekly menu every sunday, gorcery list, chore lists, and sometimes just little notes. my bf calls me post it happy sometimes.
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• United States
11 Jan 07
Hahhaha. You sound like me. Well, the job gets done, right?
• United States
11 Jan 07
Yes, I really have to, otherwise it may not get done. And when I am using the computer and I come across sites that I think has awesome info, I bookmark that for later reference. I need a backup source, something I can refer to, for just about everything 'without a doubt'...SS
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• United States
11 Jan 07
You sound like me. Organized, right? + rating so far. Thanks.
• Romania
24 Feb 07
No I dont do thatMaking list is a great time management tool.helps keep things in perspective and helps you make sure that you dont miss out on important stuff.I do not remember things as well when I don't write them down but i try to remember them without writing becouse that need's a little time and efort.
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
4 Feb 07
I also have a big thing with writing everything down. Otherwise my seive for a brain forgets something. I sometimes even forget to take my shopping list to the store! I also have a diary in my bag and on the wall that has all appointments on it.
@Kackie3 (345)
• United States
1 Feb 07
I am probably the worlds worst planner, therefore I couldn't follow a list if I tried. I can't stick to anyone thing for long. If I write a grocery list I end up leaving it at home, but by some miricle, I manage to get everything that was on it. With other things, I get so many projects going at once, and rarely get them done. No a list wouldn't help me.
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• Egypt
1 Feb 07
sure i write down everything espesialy shopping list
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• United States
1 Feb 07
I find making lists very theraputic. It allows me to calmly think through something (whether it be a grocery list or my budget for the month) before I do it and it gives me a great sense of security knowing that it's been thought out and processed.
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@cikedo (3486)
• United States
1 Feb 07
I never write lists because I have trouble sticking to them. If I need to go grocery shopping I usually know what I need without making a list.
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@emma412 (1156)
• United States
27 Apr 07
I am a list fanatic. I even write lists of what lists I need to write. Just kidding!But I do write all kins of lists it's just a pain in the butt when you lose them!
• Philippines
27 Apr 07
i write everything in my head. i always made mental notes about what everything from grocery list to housechores and such.