Whew. Thank goodness all that legal mumbo-jumbo is over...for now.
Where was I....oh yeah. I was talking about Productivity vrs Busyness. (or was it Busyness vrs Productivity?) Oh well, that probably doesn't matter. I guess it would matter if this were a real court case because the district attorney and the defense attorney would need to know which client they were supporting. But, we're not in court so I guess it really doesn't matter.
It was recommended that I make lists. I already do that. I write down everything. If it doesn't get written down, then there is a good chance that it won't get done. (I'm not saying it will definitely get done if it is written down...but the odds are better.) I am the list queen. I have to-do lists, master lists, long term lists, short term lists (doesn't need to be done now...but soon), I have "You better do it today or else" lists, grocery lists, calls to make lists, errand lists, books to read lists, movies to watch lists, school supply lists, cleaning lists, gift lists, birthday lists, emergency contact lists, teacher lists, things to do with the kids lists, Lists of things that must be done each day, week, month....etc Sometimes I even go back to the lists and actually read them or do something from them.....if I can find the list.
You say I should consolidate? Been there, done that.
1. Today's List
2. Short Term List
3. Long term list
You say shorten the lists to make them more approachable? Been there, done that.
1.Get out of bed
4. Monkey's Are Funny.......
I actually enjoy making lists. I like the feeling of accomplishment when I get to cross something off the list. I have actually written things on my list that I have already done, just so I can cross them off.
More than once I have put together great notebooks of lists, ideas, goals etc.
I'm not talking about spiral notebooks. I'm talking about huge 3-ring binders with tabs and a table of contents. They include EVERYTHING and ALL information a person could EVER need.....and very possibly/probably will NEVER need.
Again, to make the lists work....YOU MUST GO BACK AND READ THEM AND DO THE THINGS ON THEM!
Making all these notebooks and lists is very time consuming.
It keeps me busy? YES
I believe the jury has reached a verdict..........