October 13, 2015

The Habit of The To-Do List

I am an avid list maker.

I make book lists, movie lists, grocery lists, "to buy" lists, sewing lists, project lists, what I had to eat lists, gardening lists, and blogging lists just to name a few.

My favorite list is the To-Do List.  I keep a running list in my Bullet Journal each week.

It is truly how I get anything done each day.  I often make a "brain dump" list before bed or first thing in the morning.  This list would include things I need to work on for the next day or for the coming week.  Whatever comes to my mind that I need to capture before it gets away goes on that list.  

The daily "to-do" list is really not my style... my list is more of a weekly planning master list or a big picture type list.  I list it and then designate it to a day of the week ahead.  I use categories when I am able to. 

I continually find myself going back to a book I read years ago by Kathy Peel called Family Manager.  She had seven basic categories and I like to divide my tasks out by that list.  

 It is a great list for dividing up management areas in the home.  Kathy Peel's books have always been excellent for me.

 Online source for the above list is here.

Further Reading

Conquering the To-Do List (a great list by Johnny Cash is in this WSJ article)
(the full graphic link is here.)

I also have a book coming up to review... 

There is a study for this book on Proverbs 31 Ministries, too.

I will keep you posted!

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