As bloggers we love reading list post and perhaps enjoy making one ourselves. Are lists really useful in our daily lives?

Do you make a to-do list everyday? Has it helped you in keeping track of your goals and progress? Or has it served to make you even more stressed because of the unfinished jobs day in day out?



What is the best way to keep to a list so we do not deviate from it? Any tips to share or any controversial thoughts on why we should not keep a list? Appreciate your views on this.

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Cindyda1 Premium
Interesting question. I am one of those who will buy a day planner and never use it. I also do not write or type out a to-do-list. I tend to keep what I need to do for each day in my head. I do make notes of important information I need to remember so I can refer back to them. I prioritize in my mind what I have to do or plan to do for each day. I get the most important things done and the little things if I don't get to, I don't sweat it.

Some folks I know drive me crazy with their lists, others I admire for being extremely well organized. It may be an affliction I suffer from, but I have never been able to adhere to list making, nor really had any true inclination to do so. It sounds contradictory but in spite of this, I am a very detail oriented person, just not on paper! Go figure!
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onebluemoon Premium
LOL Cindy, that is indeed interesting to hear. You have a planner but never use it. You store everything in your head and it works better for you. Maybe you have many compartments in your brain to organise everything so well.
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Cindyda1 Premium
Haa, my "method" is not fool proof and my mileage may vary...It's the way I have become accustomed to operating...I think we all form habits and have a tough time veering from whatever we have learned works for us. I don't think there is any right or wrong way to handle our "To-Do-Lists".... the main thing I do recommend, don't stress out if you can't get the "little stuff" done! You know they have written books about that! ;-)

Injoy!

Cindy
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onebluemoon Premium
Different people do form habits differently. I think as long as we find the method that works the best for us, it's fine how we want to handle it. Yeah, don't sweat the small stuff... a great lesson which we can learn from....
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TheBuilder Premium
I love it. It is very helpful.
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onebluemoon Premium
Do you follow them well? Any suggestions what to do if we do not complete the items on our list?
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TheBuilder Premium
I'm not too strict. I see it in a positive angle.

If I have a glass of water, half filled, I will say that it's half filled. I will not say that it's half empty.

You get the point!
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onebluemoon Premium
I like your attitude! :)

Flexbility is good...
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TheBuilder Premium
Thanks.
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bigrog44 Premium
I sometimes I make a list for the day.
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onebluemoon Premium
What are the circumstances that make you write a list? Would you like to share?
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bigrog44 Premium
If I have plenty of time to do the list, I'll do it. Like today's list is working at Target. Then I go to my night job. Soon as I get off, I'll take the garbage. Then start doing my laundry. Tomorrow is finish laundry, put clothes away. Then work. I have a list everyday, but it depends on the week. This week is paid week, so my list is going to be different from last week. I want to add do something with the business if I can.
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onebluemoon Premium
I can tell you are adaptable :) your list changes from week to week but things get done!
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Carol46 Premium
I make lists, Moon but I don't always stick to them :)
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onebluemoon Premium
Do you think there is a better way to help us stick to list? I mean I wonder why we keep making lists that we cannot strike off because we didn't complete the items on it.
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Carol46 Premium
I think it is still the best method for me because if I don't finish it today it is still there for me tomorrow.
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onebluemoon Premium
I guess as long as you keep the list in sight, you can always finish off what you didn't the previous day. That is my main problem, I forgot my list as soon as I made them ;P
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billyghawaii Premium
I use the notebook or ask Siri to remind me of things. Reminders is an application in the iPhone and you can ask Siri to list them verbally to you .
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onebluemoon Premium
That sounds so useful. It's like having a personal assistant following you around telling you what you have to do. I guess this works for you.
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