I’ve developed a good method at work for keeping a to-do list, so I’ve started doing it for my personal life also. In the past I’ve bought Moleskine daily planners that go untouched from February through December. I think it’s overly complicated, with a to-do list for each week that I never wind up getting to and then I have to feel guilty that I didn’t get it done, and move it to the next week, and it just gets overwhelming. Instead I just bought a stupid little Mead memo pad, the 3×5 spiral-bound kind. I write each item on a separate line, no due dates, no nothing. When I complete something, I just cross it out, no big fanfare or checkmarks. It’s just an open-ended list of things that I need to get to.
Kate L has written 2 entries about this goal
...of having a to-do list if I don’t do the to-do’s?
I need to worry less about making the lists and more about actually doing the things on it.