|Getting Back To It
||[Jan. 24th, 2011|02:01 am]
Kelly J. Cooper
I've failed to get back to my 15-minutes-per-day get-shit-done thing. I was in the hotel for Arisia (the science fiction & fantasy convention I attend every year in January) last weekend, through Sunday evening, & then I was pretty wiped Monday & Tuesday. Wednesday through today was mostly laziness. Developing new habits is hard!
But I did try something new this week. I mentioned a couple weeks ago that...
I need to switch off from using scraps of paper for my millions of "to do" lists and book titles and webcomic URLs and switch over to using something else... I'm not sure what that other thing will be.
I picked up a 3.5"x5.5" Moleskine Weekly calendar back in November for my 2011 calendar. It's bigger than the little pocket guys I've been using & I thought I might try writing more stuff in it. Each week is sectioned out on the left side of the book and the right side is lined notepaper.
On Friday I bought some 3"x5" Post-It notes & I'm writing my TO DO lists (that I was writing out on scraps of paper and stuffing into my pocket, resulting in stacks and STACKS of scraps of paper) on the stickies & sticking them to the page opposite the calendar (which is just lined paper). If I don't get it done this week, I can move it to the next week. If I get some stuff done & other stuff needs to be added, I can make a new sticky and move it around.
I'm not making the best use of their lined notes section, but it does mean the TO DO list is always in the same place & if it doesn't get done, I can just peel & re-stick, meaning I don't have to copy the damn thing over & over into the next week, and the next, which I would find really aggravating.
Also, I bought a 12-pack of the damned sticky notes to distribute all over the house, so I should always be able to find one to add things to remember to my notebook.
I haven't switched over writing down book titles, music desires, email addys, URLs, etc. to this thing yet. I still carry another, smaller notebook where I usually write that stuff. We'll see if I can consolidate without making myself nuts.