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To stay on task, try a to-do list

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 — I am a fan of the to-do list. It is my best tool for organization. It helps me reach goals; it helps me get projects completed; it prevents me from forgetting promises and commitments.

I create lists for upcoming newspaper articles when the appropriate publish dates are at a future time. Lists are written for seasonal projects. For example, this summer during good weather I refinished patio furniture and stripped and stained a dresser. I organize tasks for various church ministries on paper and of course write daily tasks. You might notice that my to-do lists are categorical rather than generic because I find my time allotted to work on certain projects varies each day and each week. A project appropriate for Saturday would be different from something I might have time for on Tuesday.

While I find to-do lists very effective for keeping on task, I decided to see if I might make improvements. With a little research I found several ways to perfect my method.

For the full Opinion and others, read the Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 edition of the Lassen County Times.

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