25 April 2009

I don't know why this bugs me

but it does. What bugs me so much I need to blog about it?? The fact that to-do lists work for me. The fact that I practically have to have a to-do list or nothing gets done. That just makes me crazy. And, not only do I need a to-do list, but it has to be in a fair amount of detail. For example, here is today's list:
  • Do Photo Hunt post on Flo's Place and comment on 10 others
  • Do Camera Critters post on Feathers and comment on 10 others
  • Work out - Turbo Jam
  • clean house
  • wash sheets
  • wash towels
  • make biscuits
Now, notice how I said comment on 10 others. I do that because otherwise I will do one of two things. Either I will not comment on any and plan on doing it later which never happens. Or I will sit here all morning and comment on all of them. By setting a number I make sure I do comment on some and don't waste the day commenting. When I do that I will generally go back later and comment on more when I have more time.

The workout of course has to be on the list. I can't risk missing that. Clean house. Really. Does that need to be on the list?? For me it does. It's not that I would forget, it's that I would put it off. I can be the queen of procrastination. Same goes with wash the sheets and towels. Not like I would forget, I would just put them off. The thing is for my workouts, cleaning house, washing sheets and towels, that's something I do every week. It's not likely I will forget them, I never do. But I have found that having a to-do list keeps me focused on what I need to do so that later I can do what I want to do. It's not a big thing but it sure does bug me that I need a to-do list.


Jan from BetterSpines said...

I love lists! Partly as a reminder, but also because it feels so good to cross things off when they are done. And if I do something that's not on the list (don't laugh) I have been known to write it on so that I can cross it off. Works for me!

Van from T1 line said...

It's very helpful to have a to-do-list ready every time so you won't have to forget important tasks..^^ by the way, you seem to be very busy ^^

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