To List Or Not To List

Seeing many things in my space that needed to be done (but were not getting done) motivated me to develop a plan. I’m known for lists such as “Birthdays This Month” and “Activities This Week.” Those kinds of lists work very well for keeping me on track. However, my new list, “Things To Do,” had a completely different purpose and a message. The message was, “Just get it done already!”

Twenty-five things comprised my new non-prioritized list. Each day started with choosing things from the list and setting a goal to accomplish these tasks sometime during that day.

The easiest item on my list was “Hang decorator plate over coffee pot.” More difficult and time-consuming things included finishing the grandkids scrapbooks, washing windows, and organizing the storage room.

Within two weeks everything on the list was crossed off. Now, along with many other perks, I appreciate sparkling displays in in the china cupboard and curio cabinet, the polished slats of the blinds, and being able to quickly locate items in the storage room.

I have decided that it is good to list - at least for me.

Maybe my next book will be a self-help guide with the title, List It (Don’t Skip It). I wonder how many pages will be needed to teach list making?

First – Quickest – Easiest
(It really is hanging straight. I had to hold my camera out over the bar to take the picture.)