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Making Lists Work For You by Birdie Brennan

02 Oct 2013 3:52 PM | Julie Riber, CPO®

So much to do, but how do you keep track of it all? Lists! Here are some great ways to make lists work for you. I suggest having two lists; one for all of your current tasks and one for those items you would love to get around to someday.  It is too hard to remember everything and the older I get the less I want to keep in my head.  I use technology for my two lists but good old paper works just fine.  Pick the one that feels right to you.  The good thing about using technology is that most of us carry it with us.  So, when you get a great idea you can immediately capture it.  With paper, on the other hand, you can easily write down your idea, just make sure to get it to the proper list so that it is not lost.  You need to create a home for that “if I ever get free time” list but you don’t have to carry it with you and it doesn’t have to be pretty; just a list or a file that can hold those “sometime tasks”. Now, the current tasks need to be with you.  Keep that list realistic and when you are planning your week take some of those items off your “to do” list and put them on your calendar.  Remember, if you don’t schedule them they won’t get done.

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  • 24 Oct 2013 9:20 AM | Lynne Poulton
    Thank you Birdie! You mentioned technology-- I love Toodledo- it is a great program/app! It allows you to breakdown tasks and assign time frames.
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