Lists Lists Lists
Posted on 3rd December 2020 at 11:21
I swear by them.
Without doubt, lists are my lifeline. In fact, I think it’s fair to say that I can’t get through a single day without a list – heck, I’ve even got a list of what lists I need!!
I honestly don’t know how I would function without my previous lists. They keep me sane but, more importantly, they keep me organised and on track.
In my house, my list-making is a standing joke. It’s not unusual to hear someone in my family saying to me, “Have you done the holiday packing list yet?” with their voice dripping in sarcasm and laughter. Well joke away my darling family… I don’t forget my swimsuit or other essentials. Do you?!?
On a serious note, lists have saved my bacon on many an occasion. For instance, making sure that work deadlines are kept to and that bills are paid.
I still make lists in the old-fashioned way, with pen and paper, but I also have two whiteboards which I really couldn’t manage without, not to mention electronic calendar alerts.
Lists are great, but I came a little unstuck when I was trying to find of way of liaising with my colleagues on our joint task list. Emails just weren’t cutting the mustard, as things could and did get overlooked in what easily became lengthy email chains.
So I did some research and found an online saviour called “Trello”. Now don’t get me wrong; I’m not suggesting that Trello is the best online collaboration tool for task lists, but it works it’s magic for myself and my colleagues. Yet another notch on my ‘lists tool belt’.
Due to my compulsive need for making lists, I’ve often wondered how other people feel about them. Are there others out there in the big wide world who feel the same way as I, or am I a freak of list nature?
How do you make sure that you stay on track and don’t forget the essential or even the mundane tasks in your life? Feel free to post comments to let me know how you deal with these things.
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