I’ve got a to-do list a mile long. This week is going to be a doozy! I’ve got a few thousand pictures to sort and edit and deliver, two weddings to shoot this week, more than one trip to the post office. I’ve even got a trip to the Motor Vehicle Department on the list, and that is kind of a list of its own if you know what I mean.
I find that it helps to write it all down. I use Remember the Milk for my electronic to-do list needs, but I’m also a big fan of a good old fashioned notebook and pen. And if something is written down I find that it is much more likely to happen.
I like the practicality of a list, the usefulness of having all of it out of my head. But my real attraction to the lists is the satisfaction of crossing things off. A few little lines here and there on a mile long list and I instantly feel good. Visible Progress. I’ve even been known to write things down on the list that I’ve already accomplished just so I can cross them off right away.
So, here’s to a full week and all the little black lines I look forward to seeing on my lists! I’m going to be revisiting my words on Time this morning, a positive reminder of things I know to be true as I jump headlong into some very busy days. May your week, and mine, be full of goodness!