I am one of those people who is
a little obsessive about making lists and sticking to them. I honestly think a list keeps me organized and prepared, for me a list is the smallest effort to accomplish everything I need to do.
Because it is the end of the semester for school and the beginning of the month at work, I have more to do than time to get it done. Seriously! A co-worker walked in my office this afternoon and said “Wow, I can see the wood on the top of your desk”. Sadly, he’s right – my desk has been covered for weeks, and today I organized my mess into neat little piles. I didn’t get a lot accomplished, but hey – there is always Monday. At least I can see the wood on the top of my desk, right?
I combine my list for home and work on one sheet and carry it in my purse for convenience. That way I can look at it over the weekend and
dread coming to work on Monday add things that I suddenly remember while watching TV and relaxing.
My list, which I started today, looks something like this:
Clean/Organize desk Process ***** paperwork by 3 pm Draft and send e-mail to pesky employees about nagging situation
- Process and approve April time cards
E-Mail exam # 2 study guide to home e-mail account Call **** and ask random questions regarding extracurricular activity that I am planning for my volunteer thingy I do.
- Take Exam #1 by Friday night at midnight
- Study for Exam #2
- Grocery Shop
- Dust and Sweep
- Grocery Shop
- Wash/Wax Car
- Buy present for friend that is moving away
- Clean junk out of car
- Go to Ikea and Barnes and Noble
- Update Process Manual for ******* **** Paperwork
- Start preparing tables and fields for new fiscal year database
- Write Memo for **** & ****** time card explaining situation to Payroll
- Update database with new entries online
Sorry about the asterisks, you know I have to protect the every famous identity. I’m just kidding about the famous part. If I was famous, I wouldn’t be making lists, my personal assistant would.
Yep, I’ve got a lot to do this weekend, and yep – I’m boring. I know.