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#169645 - 10/24/08 10:56 AM Re: Lists [Re: BonnieS]
legalpenguin Offline
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Count me in on being a big list maker!

I have a number of lists, which I keep all in one folder. I type them in Word and they are mostly used as reminders. Each list has sections with the title of the particular type of project over each section.

I have notepads all over my apartment. I keep a notepad by my bed. I also keep a notepad in the living room on the coffee table, one on the kitchen counter, and one in my second bedroom (my office).

You just never know when a thought or idea will come up or you see something that you want to make a note of.

#169653 - 10/24/08 11:57 AM Re: Lists [Re: legalpenguin]
bballfan Offline
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OK I confess. I like lists. If I don't watch it, i'll make lists of my lists. I have to watch that perfectionism thing... LOL

#207847 - 02/12/10 05:26 PM Re: Lists [Re: bballfan]
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I keep a list of my daily tasks. I print the lists three to a page and cut them to separate and carry one list with me each day. I check items off as I complete them (love the sense of accomplishment). It helps me stay on track and ensures that I don't forget anything. I'm practicing not being obsessive about it - I don't overwhelm myself with tons of items. I've tried other methods - electronic, planners, etc. but the idea of carrying just a little slip of paper with essential items listed has really worked well for me.
It is best to be honest & truthful, to make the most of what we have, to be happy with simple pleasures ...
--Laura Ingalls Wilder

#207865 - 02/13/10 11:25 AM Re: Lists [Re: CountryOrg]
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That sounds great. You've got the most important thing mastered and that is continuing to try things until you find what works for you!
Lea Schneider
Organizing advice seen in Women's Day, Family Circle, Better Homes and Gardens Publications and more...

#207880 - 02/13/10 01:49 PM Re: Lists [Re: Lea Schneider]
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I am another list person. My weekly list is called Homework and one side is tasks I need to do at home. I have the other side divided into three sections.

One section lists the days of the week and I note if I have any appointments. The second section is a To Call list. I write the name/company I need to call and their phone number. If it is a call I need to document (insurance company, SS, Drs off), I put a phone log paper behind my lists and can write everything about the call there. The third section is for website or companies I hear about when I listen to the radio at work. I jot it down on the list and can look them up when I get home.

I keep my Homework list on a clipboard and my master list and any other lists behind it. I print the weekly list on bright or seasonal paper. With the bright paper I can always spot it if I leave it under the newspaper on the coffee table.

Yesterday I was feeling overwhelmed at work, took 10" and wrote out what my tasks and opportunities were and felt much better.
Matthew 6:25-34 not worry...

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