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  1. I did something similar back in September. Not quite as grand in scale, but essentially a list of all the things I needed to do, make, buy, organize etc between then and the end of the year. Two pages later, I felt much better because at least I wasn’t trying to remember it all. And yes, things like “critters to vet” were right next to “knit baby blanket” and work deadlines, but it does me no good to try to remember it all because I will forget something and will drive myself mad trying to remember what I’ve forgotten. 🙂 Also important is to go back to the list regularly to check off the things one has done, so the enormity of The List does not hang over one’s head!

  2. When I was managing an office and had more work than hours to do it in, I used to use little index record cards, one for each task. Wrote them down in whatever order they poured out of my mind in, and then I could sort them into piles of alike tasks.
    I wonder just how much brain power we use up trying to remember to do things…

  3. I haven’t counted the things on my list – but I used the spare pages in the back of my diary, and then filled the empty bits of January and February of 2014. I’ll be drawing a big red line through any missions accomplished and will be tucking these raggedy pages into my new 2015 diary. Yes, I really agree that writing stuff down – even the scarey bits – feels better than leaving them stuck in my head (where they’re prone to having a shindy at 4am). Next – the monthly budget – I will get these avoidances sorted, yes I will! Do you think this is a back-to-school/new season thing?
    Love to all the listmakers :)) xxxx

  4. Oh what a smart thing to do!! Sometimes I worry with all the things swirling around I’ll simply lose something important inside my head. Now my problem is too many notepads and apps filled with too many lists and I can’t keep them all straight. Enter the Evernote program!! I’m loving it.

  5. I make lists all the time. Besides my handwritten “book of lists” I use “Ultimate To Do List” app which syncs across my phone, kindle and pc . I can give dates to jobs with scheduled repeats and it emails me daily due list reminders every day. It is a brilliant piece of kit.

  6. I also empty my mind last thing at night by making a list of all the random things that I need to do or remember for the next day so I can sleep without worrying I might forget something.

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