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I’m An Obsessive List-Maker. There’s Just Something About Marking Through A Task After I Complete It. How Do You Stay Organized?

It’s possible that I overuse the list. I stick to it obsessively, which means if I’ve forgotten to put something on the list in the first place, then I’ll never remember it later. I spend more time crossing things off the list than I do doing the list in the first place.
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March 20, 2013
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I’ve discussed my obsession with lists before – they keep me focused (I have the attention span of a gnat), and I find them a great way to calm myself down when I’m feeling stressed out.

However, it’s possible that I overuse the list. I stick to it obsessively, which means if I’ve forgotten to put something on the list in the first place, then I’ll never remember it later. I spend more time crossing things off the list than I do doing the list in the first place.

With me, the list doesn’t automatically mean I’m being organised – it just makes me feel like I am – which can be dangerous. Which is where I need your help – do you have any suggestions for other ways I can organise my life? And I mean actually organise it, rather than just writing endless lists and then ticking everything off with a flourish, while the chaos piles up around me.