Thursday, October 11, 2012

What Do Ya Know? It's Wednesday... I Mean, Thursday

I can't believe it's Wednesday. Ok, I couldn't believe it was Wednesday. Now I can't believe how this post has slid on in to Thursday. Well, what do you expect from a person who's ToDo List looks like this???

That's right. It's blank...And rather sad, if you ask me. Normally, there would be 20-30 items on my list, with at least 10 of those items followed by the beautiful word COMPLETE. Instead it's just blank. 

Six weeks ago, I decided to join the digital age and start using my lovely Samsung tablet to keep my to-do list on. I have kept to-do lists off and on over the years, usually on the backs of used envelopes, tiny Post-its, a notebook that I promptly lost. This time was different. Technology made keeping up with my to-do list a snap.

Then I decided to do an experiment...Had six weeks of routine items on my to-do list become routine? Would I remember those to-do's? Did having a to-do list really make a difference? The answers to those questions are yes, sort of, and YES!

Yes, six weeks of the routine items on my to-do list have become mostly routine. I have worked in the same position for almost 6 years now. Even though what I do varies from day to day, there are some parts of my job that are pretty much the same-oh-same-oh. That makes it easy to remember what that routine is. Sort of.  I did forget to follow up on something that I would have notated on my to-do list. Thankfully, it got completed just under the wire.

Yes, having a to-do list has made a huge difference for me. It keeps me on task. It gives me a sense of accomplishment. A girl needs that, even for the easy routine stuff.

Note to self: Make your to-do list next week!

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