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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Half Page To Do List


Sometimes a full page to-do list is just too much. Because you are tired or hormonal or angry at your spouse or it's raining outside. You just don't have it in you to tackle that looong list of stuff that needs doing. Looking at it depresses you.

Yet there's still stuff that needs doing.

That's when the half page to-do list comes in handy. Take a normal sheet of paper that you use, and literally fold it in half. Then write your bare bones, have-to-do-this-or-the-world-will-stop, list on that half page. Write the other stuff on a longer list another day. A day when you have more energy, more happy, more motivation. But don't beat yourself up about the half page days. We all have em.

(For you techie types who have all this on electronic gadgets, just ignore this advice-- this will not apply to you. I still love paper, paper, paper. I realize that makes me backwards and I fully accept that. Embrace it, in fact.)
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5 comments:

Arlene Grimm said...

I still love paper too....the prettier the better! And believe it or not, I still send snail mail. I am painting my bedroom today. I look forward to the final product but not so much the process! Finished She Makes it Look So Easy and really liked it. Looking forward to number three!

Brenda said...

I still use paper for my to do list too - from paper that already has something written on one side, and then I just use the other side to save money. I make so many lists that it was too expensive to keep buying memo pads! So, I definitely like your idea of making a half list some day.

Debi said...

I love my laptop, but please don't take my paper from me! Or my pen! Sometimes, only the smooth roll of ink over crisp paper will conjure the right words.

And with 'To Do' lists, the only right word is "Done", so your idea to cut it in half on some days is great!

(Coincidentally, today is one of those days ;-)

Pam said...

I'm a paper girl, too, Marybeth : )

Caribbean Cindy said...

Speaking of paper, I am looking for a post you did a long time ago where you shared the form called My Personal Secretary. I love that and am SO sad I wrote on my last copy. I had to change computers and don't have access to it again. Can you help me? cindyjenkins07@gmailcom