Work Actions Due This Week

I'm not so much of a list person. But I do need reminders of tasks I have to complete. I have software that I think works well, but I find I tend to ignore it. I don't enjoy it.


So this week I decided to try something new. I put all my work-related tasks that are due this week on post-it notes and hung them on my wall in front of my desk.


It seems to be working for me! I love that it's non-listy. I l love that it's visual. Also, I actually get real satisfaction pulling a post-it note off the wall when I complete a task (unlike checking off listed items -- that does nothing for me).


I actually feel genuine motivation to complete tasks I always procrastinate.


Today (Monday) I was able to pull down three of the notes -- two of which are my very least favorite work tasks.


I'm pretty sure this system is a keeper!

  • Sherrie Ray PRO 4y

    I got kick out of this Noell - you always fight being a listy person but I think you are - you just had to find the list that clicks with you best "Post Its" and pull upon completion!!
  • Noell Hyman PRO 4y

    Sherrie Ray Okay, wait -- it's not that I don't like things to do, it's that I get un-motivated when I see things in a list form. So it's really true -- I don't like lists. I've always preferred things in a spatial format. Even when I visualizing a calendar of months when I'm planning something I've always visualized the months wrapped around a sphere moving forward out from me, looping down, and then back up toward me. Wherever we are in the year, that month is the one directly in front of my face and each subsequent month follows along the sphere.
    Don't ask me why. But really, I do not like lists. It's the straight line of the list that I have found to be the problem.
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