6 Reasons (not) to write a To Do list

On the Live Life Fabulously To Do list today – go for a brisk walk

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I’m a big lists person. I make lists all the time. The sad thing is it doesn’t make me more organized, far from it it seems to have the opposite effect because I have lists scrawled on scraps of paper in my handbag, a list of things to do in my big desk diary, lists in various shorthand notebooks that I’ve just happened to have handy at the time, and now a list to end all lists on something called a Day Planner that I bought to satisfy my addiction for stationery.

 

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  1. gabrielle cheater says:

    just one thing about writing lists although you probably lose the list straight away or forget to take it with you, the mere fact of having written something down on paper gives you slightly more chance that you might remember some of it !

  2. Johanna
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    That’s a great thought. I agree. If the list is floating in the breeze somewhere, you can at least try to remember what you wrote on it! If it wasn’t written down in the first place I have little chance!

  3. hilarious Jo – I can relate to this exactly! You should feel better after the conversation between the 4 of us at lunch – about their lists and their bits of paper – as I look at mine on my desk in front of me right now – and the filing boxes that are overflowing and need desperately sorting through and throwing out all those bits of paper and pamphlets…..I think it is just that we are “creative” people….so much going on in our heads, ideas ideas ideas etc!
    I have done absolutely nothing at home today – other than hang the washing on the line in the rain – and my husband will be home soon!
    I did find out though that my Flickr login problem is an international problem they are working on – thank goodness.
    And ps – it took about 6 secs to load you site – so all good!
    cheers!
    Jill

  4. Johanna
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    Yes, today showed me that I (and we) are not alone! Such a funny and revealing conversation! What a hoot. I’m sure we all feel a little more comforted in our disorganisation now. Glad your Flickr problem is sorted. Googling techno issues is always so time consuming. BUT thank you for checking mine, and I’m glad I seem to have sorted out the slow loading issue. I can live with 6 secs. For the record I installed Total Cache Plugin. Keep writing – look forward to seeing more in 2012.

  5. Jenny Buzer says:

    I read somewhere Where?)to just choose 3 things to put on “must do” list every day. They need not be the most important. 3 is a manageable number, and as you tick them off you feel good and often do extra ones. You even start picking trickier items by choice. Works for me!

  6. Johanna
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    Thanks Jenny! I’m going to try this trick. Could be a solution to my ineptitude.

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