You know it, I know it, we all know it. I get incredibly excited by checklists. The idea of creating a process and checking each step off completely blows my hair back.
The simplest of checklists is of course the good old fashioned to-do list. There is nothing more satisfying than ticking off my actions and turning those to-dos into ta-das.
I am working on a gazillion projects right now. Behind each one is a detailed checklist or project management plan, but in front of that is a simple set of daily to-dos.
It's nothing complicated, just a handwritten list of what I'm hoping to achieve that day. Numbered and broken down into projects using acronyms and shorthand.
As each to-do is finished I don't just tick it, I double tick it to increase the celebration. There's so much satisfaction in that double tick signifying I've just added a new ta-da.
At the end of the day if there are actions still not complete I highlight them and add an arrow pointing to the right, which means "I'll get to that tomorrow". Each day has a different coloured highlighter so I know where I'm at in life.
Flicking back through my notebook each Friday to see all the ticks is very satisfying. There are times I don't feel like I'm moving forward, but then I see my entire life chunked down into bite size pieces and I realise progress is being made.
With so much going on, I have to admit I'm lovin' my checklists right now. The humble tick is a daily cause for celebration, no matter how small or large the outcome might be.
Are you a checklist person?
Any other double tickers out there?
What's on your to-do list today?
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