Let’s get all old school here & talk about to-do lists.
No, no, not an iPhone to-do list or iPad checklist.
I’m talking about the real freaking deal. A piece of paper ( does anyone use paper anymore? ) & a pen.
My to-do list obsession started in second grade when I discovered Gelly Roll Pens.
Pause. Can we just remember Gelly Roll Pens for a second? Life was so simple back in the Gelly Pen day. Such a good #TBT. RIP Gelly’s ( especially my favorite metallic blue-ish, silver color ).
Ok, I got off topic ( weird, that never happens— not. )…anyway, so back in the day my teacher would constantly yell at me because I was distracted ( OBVIOUSLY!! ) with my to-do list. To have a blank piece of paper & a rainbow of Jelly Pens was my kinda heaven. I would write out my list of what needed to be done after school ( AKA: feed the dog, clean my closet, go to ballet, work for my dad, etc. ). And I loved it.
I’ve always been a list girl. There’s something oddly therapeutic about putting an organized to-do list. I’m an EXTREMELY ( like, extremely ) visual person so that’s…
( Not that we don’t always get real here. TSC is kinda like The Real World, you stop being polite and start getting real. )
Anyway, back to getting real: writing tasks down is POWERFUL.
You’re able to multi-task BIG time.
As an entrepreneur or corporate person or mom/dad/etc., you’re damn busy. And being able to have a spot to jot down a quick thought is golden.
If you saw my house, you’d think I was psycho.
But really, you would.
I have notepads everywhere.
Recently I just bought this GIANT-ass Post-It. It’s SO big & I keep it by the computer while working.
Lemme tell you: it’s used constantly. Whether I write down a birthday date, potential post ideas, e-mail notes, house chores, job assignments, a goal, or appointment, to-do lists make life so much easier.
& FYI: iPhone notes aren’t the same. They just aren’t, guys.
I want them to be.
I really, really do.
But they’re not.
In my opinion, writing things down makes all the difference. Multi-tasking at its finest.
And let’s be honest, who doesn’t like crossing something off their to-do list? SOooo therapeutic, right?!
What’s your most powerful & simple habit? Please share because this is something that REALLY gets my wheel’s spinning. TELL MEEEEEE! K, thx.