It’s always so interesting for me to hear how other people manage their to-do lists. For instance — I thought everyone kept their lists after crossing everything off — just like I do. Apparently that’s not the case. A lot of people toss their lists as soon as they’re done!
I Keep All My Lists!
For me — I like to keep all my work to-dos in Steno pads and keep them in my desk. Each day before I leave work I write a new list for the following day. I run through the next day in my head and list out every phone call, followup email, meeting and shoot I need to take care of the next day. But even when I fill up the pad — I keep it in my desk…just in case.
Sometimes I have to refer back to a note I made on a page or remember what I was doing on a particular day. I just like to have a record of my life — even if it’s a scratched out, doodled on version. Apparently so does Karen Rizzo (no relation) — as she told her memoir, “Things to Bring, S#!t To Do” entirely in lists!
Many People Toss Them
But there are some people who throw out their Post-its the second they accomplish whatever goal they set for themselves. I guess this is a way of physically getting the task out of your way so you can clear your head and move onto the next task.
So what about you — toss or keep?