A Tangle of Tasks & To Do’s
Posted July 26, 2008on:
I was having a tough afternoon, just one of those days where my anxiety was getting the better of me. I’m noticing that this happens more often on the weekends, and I think it’s because we don’t have a routine. I’m a planner and it’s hard for me to relax, so weekends can be challenging.
Anway – and this sounds silly now – I was getting all in a tizzy about my To Do list. Not what was on it, but how to organize it. I don’t want to tell you how many systems I’ve tried for getting my task lists organized . . . let’s just say my system is still “evolving”!
I feel more urgency about getting this together now that I have a new job. I bought a new calendar/day planner thinking it would help – when will I learn? – but now I’m having second thoughts about it. My Three Most (hah, I typed Moist!) Important Things system is going pretty well, but I have to keep a master list somewhere, and this is what’s tripping me up. I’m trying to manage household, personal, work, serenity project and blogging tasks all in one place, and maybe that’s not going to work.
So how do you keep track of your tasks?
Do you make long lists? Do you organize them by category, role, or context, a la Mr. Allen? Do you look at them? Do you do what’s on them?
I would love to know what works for you!
PS How did I snap out of my funk? By getting on the treadmill – works like a charm!