Do You Make "To DO" Lists?

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    Aug 17, 2008 11:16 PM GMT
    For instance, I have a daily list of things I want to accomplish today..a list for things I want to do by the end of the week...for the month etc.

    It's a good feeling to check thngs off that list when you complete it.

    Well, it's Sunday, and I'm making my lists...
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    Aug 17, 2008 11:21 PM GMT
    Haha, nope that is my partner. My brain is like a magpie's nest, full of all sorts of stuff, some of which is no earthly use to anyone. When I go grocery shopping like I did this afternoon, I remember the top 5 things I need to buy, then go down each aisle to see if there is anything else on sale that we need.

    And my desk at work? No order whatsoever, but I always know how to find things.
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    Aug 17, 2008 11:26 PM GMT
    Are you kidding. I have so many to do lists it is comical. One friend of mine even collected them for years and years (I think he finally gave up).

    Terry
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    Aug 17, 2008 11:33 PM GMT
    I have to. I'm far too scatter brained to remember everything I have to do.

    And if I don't, I always have this nagging feeling that I've forgotten to do something.
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    Aug 17, 2008 11:52 PM GMT
    I make them when I have a lot to do, but then I forget to follow the list.
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    Aug 18, 2008 12:05 AM GMT
    If I lose my blackberry planner
    I might as well go back home and go to bedicon_confused.gif
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    Aug 18, 2008 12:05 AM GMT
    I make lists all the time. I have a notebook on my desk at home and at work on things I need/want to accomplish either in a day or whatever time period. It helps my OCD and ADHD. icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 18, 2008 12:08 AM GMT
    I make a to do list for my goals, so it's more like a goal list lol.

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    Aug 18, 2008 12:25 AM GMT
    Sometimes I do. When I'm traveling I make a list of things I need to bring. And if I'm going to the grocery store, I have to make one.. or I'll just end up with a little bit of everything.
  • ep83

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    Aug 18, 2008 12:30 AM GMT
    I keep a calendar of events, but that's because I am likely to forget something important, despite being very organized.

    I don't have a running "To Do" list but if there are some things that really need to get done I have a white board on my desk and that's where they go. That way I have to see them when I'm on the computer not doing them. It's worked out pretty well for me though. At my old job, however, I had a clipboard with about ten different lists on it, each for a different responsibility. Of course I would then misplace it at least twice a day...
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    Aug 18, 2008 12:37 AM GMT
    I make list of things to do all the time.I keep them in my head not on paper. Seems to work better for me.
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    Aug 18, 2008 1:24 AM GMT
    I love my "to do" lists. I make a list before bed every night of what I want to accomplish the next day. At the end of the day, I review it and grade myself on how many of those things I accomplished and how well I did them.

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    Aug 18, 2008 1:30 AM GMT
    I'm really into lists and things, because my mind is like a steel sieve and if I don't capture things they will fester in my mind and I worry about them. I've taught organizational techniques, etc. and I'm just reading David Allen's Getting Things Done and it's really great. Check it out of the library, and I'm just getting it on CD so I can listen to it in the car for my long ride next weekend.

    I'm lost without my Palm Pilot, and I'm crazy as I'm trying to move everything over to my new iPod Touch, and it's not as easy as I wish it were.

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    Aug 18, 2008 1:33 AM GMT
    Oh, damn! I thought this thread was going to be about how to get ON one! icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 18, 2008 3:09 AM GMT
    Dammit. Beat me to it.
    I thought this was going to be another thread about "the hot list" feature.
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    Aug 18, 2008 3:29 AM GMT
    a few years go, NO, but now, i am finding that if its something i HAVE to get done, it is quite helpful to have a list handy.
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    Aug 18, 2008 3:41 AM GMT
    I use Zenbe Lists, which synchronizes with an app for my iPhone automatically every time I open it. It's pretty convenient, since I put all my lists, such as my to do list and even my grocery list on it, which is nice since I can just whip it out whenever I pass by a grocery store.

    Of course, no matter how close a to-do list may be to me, I somehow manage to forget to look at it. Maybe I should write "Look at to do list" on the top of the list . .
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    Aug 18, 2008 4:12 AM GMT
    thanks guys.totally enjoyed and apprecizted the ideas and feelings.
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    Aug 18, 2008 5:51 AM GMT
    If you need a to do list you have too much to do, and need to rethink your lot in life.

    Looking busy really is better than actually being busy. Meeting minutes? Haha, doodle time, baby!
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    Aug 19, 2008 1:52 AM GMT
    Well, it's Monday night and I only accomplished one thing on my Monday liet.
  • silverfox

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    Aug 19, 2008 2:25 AM GMT
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    1. I do lists.
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    Aug 19, 2008 2:32 AM GMT
    I make "To Do " lists.

    They assist me in keeping some kind of order to my life. What's wrong with a little organization in one's life. They help me prioritize and achieve things that basically need to get done.

    I think in some way everyone leaves themselves little notes/reminders to help them do things.
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    Aug 19, 2008 4:42 AM GMT
    Nope! My mind is an iron vault, I don't forget. Talk to me in 50 years though...
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    Aug 19, 2008 4:50 AM GMT
    I'm with 26mileman: my mind is Fort Knox. Although, I don't keep lists because I am paranoid that someone will find out highly personal information such as when I have to pick up my dry-cleaning.
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    Aug 19, 2008 12:33 PM GMT
    My boss makes my to do lists for me... I ignore them.