I believe in to-do lists. I don't understand how people live without them. If I had to choose between to-do lists and Mexican food, I would spend the rest of my life craving a cold margarita and bowl of guacamole - but I'd still choose to-do lists in a heartbeat.
Sometimes, when I'm writing a to-do list, I cheat. I pad the list with stuff like "take a shower" and "check email." Seriously. My to-do list for an average day of errands might look like this:
- Go to Target: shampoo, soap, batteries
- Take a shower
- Pay and mail bills
- Home Depot: look at possible new screen doors
- Watch Downton Abbey
Seriously? Take a shower? Of course I'm going to take an effing shower! I love my daily shower! And watch Downton Abbey? That's not a task! That's my current BBC addiction!
It's shameful, but I just love to cross items off my to-do list; so I purposefully include stuff that I know will happen, regardless of how productive I actually am during the day. Some people live for runner's high. I live for the thrill of crossing items off a list.