Are they effective?
Do they make me more effective?
Would I forget everything if I didn’t create to-do lists?
It is a concept that mesmerizes me. Whenever I am really stressed out and overwhelmed with the number of things I have to accomplish in my day or week that is the only thing that makes me feel better…to make a to-do list. I tend to make lists when I am stressed out at school or work. I also will make a list if I am going on a trip or planning an event.
Every time I cross out an item on my list, I get a feeling of achievement and somehow it makes my stressful day seem a little less stressful. All it takes is for me to cross one thing off my list and I can become more productive.
I just wonder what would happen to me if I didn’t make a list at that moment of crisis. Would I panic and have a mental breakdown? Doubtful… should I experiment? No, I am too scared! So will I continue to let these lists guide me through my life? Or I wonder will something new become the most efficient way to gather tasks that need to be accomplished? There are calendars on e-mails, cell phones and computers that can always remind me, but none of those give me quite the satisfaction I get from my good old fashion to-do lists.
So I will continue to outline what must be done in my hectic life as I get older on different types of papers, with different colors of pens, but nothing will beat my ever so loved and needed to-do lists.