TODO list pride

I’m very proud of myself at the moment… For the first time in a very long time my TODO list is short enough to fit vertically on a 17 inch LCD monitor. This might not sound like a big deal to other people, but it is to me.

Normally what I do is I have all of the things I need to do in tasks on my iPaq, and then have a classification called “today” which is all the stuff I should try to work on today. I do this because otherwise it is too easy to become daunted by the seemingly endless list of things to get done.

Things have two ways to getting onto the today list… If I am in interrupt mode, as I have been recently, then it is a list of things which really truly need to be done today. If I am in polled mode, then it is the four of five things I can reasonably expect to get done today.

I often don’t manage to clear the list out daily, but it gives me a more manageable feel for what needs doing.