Simplify Your Time


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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