I have never been a very good listmaker.
Well, I can make the list, but I usually lose the list in about 5 minutes.
My list(s) tend to be virtual lists, which isn’t always a good thing, becuase I have a tendency to forget things in about 5 minutes.
I’ve reached my limit, though, and I’ve just made myself a list of things that are going on. My struggle is with how detailed to make the list. Currently, the list has 25 items on it. Some of those are pretty simple, one or 2 steps and the task will be done.
Others, though, could be expanded to lists of their own with about 25 things on each list.
I have to watch the temptation to add tasks to the list purely for the sake of being able to cross things off. Stuff like: take a shower. Eat breakfast. Brush teeth. Go to bed.
Lately, I’ve been flying by the seat of my pants, working on whatever happens to bring itself to my attention, or seems the most interesting or…
Sometimes I can hyper-focus on a project, but most of the time, my attention span is pretty short, and I need to work a little bit on a lot of things. I’m going to try, though, to see if I can stick to a list. A list that will have variety to keep Easily Distracted Girl happy, but yet help her get some tangible progress made on all of these different things that keep distracting her.
So here’s what I want to know from all of you: what are your tips for making/using your lists?? Technology? Paper and pencil? What goes on your lists? Do you have lots of lists? Or do you struggle like me with lists? Tell me about it!
Everybody who posts a response (before Sunday at 5PM) will be entered in a drawing to win a handmade fiber postcard. I’d show you a picture, but I haven’t made it yet. Well, it depends on who the winner is: if the winner is participating in the MQResource Aesop fable postcard swap, I’ll make you a NEW postcard. If you aren’t, you’ll get a postcard depicting an Aesop fable, because I can’t count and I made an extra one. I can’t show you the picture, yet, though, because I haven’t mailed them yet.
edited at 5PM Sunday: the drawing is closed, but if you still have list ideas, please post and let me know!