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One List

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I really wanted to write "one list to rule them all." Who thought that when they read the title?

Anyhow, I'm playing with a new way of doing to-do lists that won't leave me with undone things on a daily list or feeling like I didn't put enough on my list. I'm thinking about a master list of things I want to do that I add to when something pops into my head. Then every day I would make a list of the things I did from the master list and cross them off on the main list.

So every day I get what we call in Kaizen-Muse coaching a ta-da list. I get to see what I accomplished and feel good about getting some things done. Plus I get that great feeling from crossing things off a to-do list.

I don't have all the details worked out (I may be overthinking this--it's a hobby). Will I keep it in a notebook? Or just the main list in a notebook and the daily list on an index card? Or the main list on one of my cork boards and the daily in a notebook or a planner or on index cards? Something else I haven't thought of yet.

That's what's on my mind today. I really want to do this and see how it feels, but I may make myself hold off because I'm getting ready to start the new two-month gig tomorrow, so things are feeling a little overwhelming which isn't the best time to add one more new thing. But I'd love to hear what you think or if you do anything like this.

Happy Sunday everyone!


4 thoughts on “One List

  1. Donna

    I love lists, I love making them, designing them, rejigging them. Good luck and I can't wait to hear how you get on!

    1. Kim

      I love them, too, so an idea for a new sort is pretty exciting! I'll share how it's going later this week or next week after I have at least a few days to play with it.

  2. Lisa

    I make a lot of lists. I don't always get the things done on them though. I thought I'd start this year out with lists of different goals Reading, Art, Life, etc. That didn't go as planned though.
    Looking forward to hear about how your one list goes.

    1. Kim

      I like the idea of different lists for different things, but then I usually end up dropping the ball because it feels like too much to keep track of. Hoping this will be a good option.

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