The title of this post is inspired by the short-lived TV show Dead Like Me (Amazon link). The character Dolores had a webcam show called “Getting things done with Dolores.”
Readers and friends often ask me for tips on how to stay organized (or start to get organized). My simple answer: lists. I make and refer to lots and lots of lists. I have a white board by my entrance for really important things that I need to do; that’s the place where I will see the items on that list most often. I also have a smaller white board at my desk, where I keep reminders about bills to pay, super time-sensitive things that I need to finish, and people I need to call. I use multiple paper lists for goals, thing to do for my blogs, things that need to get done that day, and projects that I’m working on. I do have other digital lists, too.
I feel very accomplished when I complete things from my to-do lists. Writing down things to do helps me remember to do them, even without looking at my list. For more on why this is such a great idea, read this article: 7 Powerful Reasons Why You Should Write Things Down.
Are you a list-maker? Do you find that it helps you keep focused on your goals and remembering what you need to do?
This weekend I’m all about getting things done on my blog. I have lots of other projects that I need to finish, and an apartment to tidy before my trip, and and and. . .a lot of other stuff. But, the Biannual Blogathon Bash is happening this weekend, and it’s the perfect time for me to catch up on some blogging chores. Since I’ll be in Calgary for three weeks (hopefully the rain will stop soon and people can deal with the aftermath of all the massive flooding!!), I’ll need to have plenty of posts scheduled. It isn’t too late to join in on the fun, support and learning – check out the Blogathon Bash page for more information.