Wednesday, July 9, 2008

3 Very Odd To-Do Lists

to-do list temporary tattoo for plam of hand

Want to make sure you don't replace your to-do list? Write it on your hand, using these to-do temporary tattoos. [via Popgadget]

to-list mousepad

Or maybe you'd prefer a to-do paper mousepad. [via GeekSugar]

notepads that say I will do one thing today with a place to write in the thing

And then there's the list for people who need to focus. [via Apartment Therapy]

Related Post: To-Do List with Octopus


SueBK said...

The "doing one thing" concept comes (I believe) from the late 1800s and a man called Charles Schwab.

I was introduced to it by Philip Humbert, who is a life coach with a wonderfully balanced view of life. I've been receiving his free weekly e-letter for a couple of years; and I love his advice.

For the past couple of weeks I've been using a time management system he recommends. Its similar to the "do one thing", except you get to choose THREE things. The system that Philip demonstrates also helps you keep focussed on your main focus/ goal/ priority in life and your current long term projects.

And best of all - its almost as simple as that "do one thing" pad!

Marilyn Bohn said...

I just had to laugh at those to do lists. I love the note pad with the 1 thing. Wouldn't that be luxury to do just one thing. I am such a doer though I bet it would drive me crazy.
Thanks for the smiles

Jeri Dansky said...

SueBK, thanks so much for the information! I vaguely remember hearing the Charles Schwab story before, but it had obviously slipped my mind. I've just gone to the Philip Humbert site and read his 3-things system.

Marilyn, I'm glad to provide a smile; we can all use those!

Anonymous said...

would be cheaper to write your own palm with a pen.... sometimes people write down something (usually phone # or answers for tests)on their palm.

Jeri Dansky said...

Anonymous, that's certainly another option, and one that's illustrated over on Apartment Therapy.

Marcie said...

This site is truly full of good information. I will have to try the "doing one thing" sometime. Hard for entrepreneurs. Maybe a modification to "doing on thing per hour" might work. (:>

To help get your readers organized they might consider our scheduling software.

Would love some feedback if you get the chance.

Jeri Dansky said...

Marcie, I'm sorry - there are so many calendar/scheduling products that I just don't have the time to investigate them all. And it also seems, at a quick glance, that your product is PC based, and I'm on a Mac.

Silvia said...

Thanks for sugesting the author Dr Philip Humbert. I liked very much what does he say about perfeccition - being myself a perfeccionist.

# Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. - Antoine de St. Exupery. Henry Thoreau recommended,
"Simplify, simplify, simplify. Let your concerns be as 2 or 3, no more."
Friends, work, the media and this thing called the Internet, along with our own "wish lists" try to seduce us to complexity, busy-ness and anxiety. Keep it simple!

source: "My Top 10 Quotes for Living Well!"