I write lists. It’s one of the few things I use to maintain my slight grasp on sanity. I don’t understand people who don’t write lists … as if their brains just remember things … pffft I can’t remember what I was even going to type in the next line.
I have a journal and every weekday I write out the stuff that needs to get done, not necessarily on that day. For the weekends I usually write lists on the backs of envelopes and leave them on the kitchen counter so I can keep track of what needs to be done. I also keep paper and a pen on my nightstand in case my brain comes up with something that needs to be done while I’m trying to sleep. I just write it down, without getting out of bed, and add it to the list for the next day when I get up the next morning.
Here’s today’s list …
Anything that got done gets a checkmark. Anything that has to wait or didn’t get done gets an arrow … signifying that it will be added to the next day’s list. Arrows are fine as long as you eventually do them. Checkmarks make me happy and give me a feeling of accomplishment so sometimes that’s enough to make me get my rear in gear, but I also use a reward system while helps motivate me tremendously …. more about that in tomorrow’s video.
If list making isn’t a habit of yours, I suggest making it one …. add it to your list. 🙂
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