To Do list for a bird:
1. Fly South
-- Mutts, Sept. 23, 2008
When I saw this comic this morning, it reminded me of something I just read in the quite-wonderful book, Where Did I Leave My Glasses: The What, When and Why of Normal Memory Loss.
... When I need to memorize, I do as advised: I take time, I take notes, I rehearse, I recite, I aim to be an active listener. All fine compensatory tactics.(Thanks to Terry at ADD Consults for the book recommendation.)
But when it's multiple-task time - which means for many of us the innumerable and often overlapping daily tasks of work life, home life, and social life - I don't believe in driving my brain parts crazy with challenge. I revert to my all-purpose, all-weather, all-time favorite compensatory tactic: Lists.
Consider this: Have the maestros of memory, the keenest minds working at the greatest research centers in the world, ever come up with anything better than the list titled Things to Do Tomorrow?
All I need to remember is where I put the list.
And for some tips on how to create an effective list of Things to Do Tomorrow, you can read Joel Falconer's advice.
3 Very Odd To-Do Lists
To-Do List with Octopus
Managing Your To Do List (in one of 20 ways)
Creating Better To-Do Lists
[photo by Beth77]