I Did List
Here lately I've been sorta discontented with my paper/planning life. Most of my to-dos for work are tracked electronically on lists that multiple people can see and contribute to. A few come in from emails, also electronic. Those are under reasonable control, but my personal stuff seemed to be hanging out like an untucked shirt.
I thought about going back to SHE, and started writing down my activity list and did a clearing exercise and was getting ready to do a fresh set of cards when I realized something. I don't really need help knowing *what* to do each day at home. What I need is the gumption to actually spend time doing home-work rather than sit on my butt at the computer or the TV or in a book.
I can see very clearly what needs to be done--that's the easy part. Tidy this, clean that, put the other away.. And I never really have any trouble picking something to work on first--it's just that I don't wanna get up and do it.
I re-read some of David Seah's stuff, and it seemed to me that his printable CEO was nearly what I need, but not quite. So I have been working on my own 'I Did' list to see if the reverse of a to-do list would be more motivating.
Does anyone else use an I-Did rather than, or in conjunction with a To-Do list?
I was thinking of putting the daily schedule & plan on one side of a sheet and the I Did list on the other side. I haven't incorporated the 'points' like David has (not yet anyway), but I have some checkboxes to check off and some blanks to fill in, and a few prompts to help me kinda journal the day. After reading 'Happier' by Tal Ben-Shahar, I'm trying to incorporate some elements to help me focus on positive things and gratitude as well.
Anyway, just curious if anyone else uses an 'I Did' list.