I consider myself to be a fairly productive person. I work part time as a labor and delivery nurse, write a daily blog and I manage a household while making sure to allow enough time for DIY projects, socializing and Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
I have friends who take full advantage of their electronic devices for their uber-organized to-do lists, calendars and probably some kind of ap thingies that I’m too much of a caveman to even comprehend. (Yes, caveMAN, as I am too backwards to evolve into a caveWOMAN.)
I’m a pen to paper woman. Yes, I know this is hypocritical from someone who writes an online blog, but there it is. I keep a physical engagement calendar and I write my to-do lists on scraps of paper and old envelopes; with tiny square boxes that I check off as I complete each tasks. I had assumed I was the only person under the age of fifty who operated this way, but breakfast out with tech-savvy J.D. Roth taught me otherwise.
Despite having his smart phone sitting right there on the restaurant table, we bonded over our paper calendars, agreeing that being able to open a page and see a whole week at a time was vastly superior.
And then, when we had finished our breakfasts, he pulled out a paper index card, which was filled top to bottom with a tidy list of all of his day’s tasks. That’s right people, a to-do list on a piece of paper.
I knew there was a reason we were friends.
Do you write your to-do lists on paper or have you made the leap out of the cave and into the electronic age? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”