To-do list Monday

by - Monday, November 09, 2009

When I have a to do list that's a mile long that's full of personal and professional responsibilities, I tend to stress out a little bit, but it also tends the be the atmosphere I thrive in. I think that little bit of stress makes me extra focused so I can just roll through the list.

That's kind of the week I'm looking at right now. I've got my work to do list broken down into what I plan to accomplish each day. My personal to do list isn't quite so organized, but I'll probably make it be that way.

Here's a look at the things I need to get done (sorry for the poor's a camera phone pic):

I find for me that when I make to do lists, I end up having more free time for myself at the end of the day than I thought possible. Something about zeroing in on what needs to get down and knocking it out, rather than procrastinating, saves me way more time than I thought possible.

So yes, I'm looking at a busy week ahead, but I have Wednesday off for Veterans' Day (yesss government employment!) where I plan to tackle the personal to do list.

And this week, workouts are going to have to be written down on the list, or else it will be too easy to skip them.

Do you write your workouts on your to do lists? Some weeks, I don't have to worry about them, but other times, if I don't write it down it doesn't happen.

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  2. To do lists are the best...I don't write my workouts down, although I used to add them after I've done them so I could cross them off to look more productive. :)

  3. i keep a daily to-do list. and use post-it's if it gets too long. but most days there's only 1 or 2 things to keep up with.

  4. I don't keep a personal to-do list. I like my personal time to be free and loose. But I'm trying to be better about the professional to-dos. I've got one next to me right now that I need to start crossing things off of. Good luck being productive. Cheers!

  5. I write down lists for EVERYTHING! ha ha I love them.

    Also they are under armour shorts :)

  6. I'm a list nazi! I LOVE writing to-do lists, they keep me focused and organized.

    When I'm in training I SCHEDULE my workouts (runs) in to my day so they will definitely get done. When I'm not I usually won't schedule them in, just try to get them done first thing in the morning.

  7. I'm too busy to make a list....ahh! Sometimes a list just overwhelms me but I do have my runs on the calendar and I do follow that religiously.

  8. i love making lists. they aren't very effective for me, but i love making them. i will put such minute things on there just so i have more things to cross off... i'm not good at actually completing a list yet though.

  9. I am a list maker, do it all the time!!

  10. Items on Carolina Cletus's to-do list:

    1. Poop pants emotionally at end of latest race.

    2. Write 4800-word blog post describing self-pooping triumph.

    3. Include multiple pix of pasty white gut in post.

    Done, done and DONE!

    What an AMERICAN HERO!1!