A few items on the list keep showing up, day after day, and are not marked through (yoga, quilt label, clean closet). When I manage to finally draw the line through the offending item or chore, I'm inordinately pleased with myself. With my (now very haphazard) yoga practice, I often manage to get back in the habit for a week or more due to the initial satisfaction of completing one day's practice. Then, I'm back to skipping a day, then two, then more.
I have my daily journal list, a long-term list, a list of garden chores and plants, a list of ideas for fabric art or dolls, a list of kids' activities.... All of these lists and more are in different notebooks or scraps of paper and referred to occasionally as reminders.
After reading Karen's post, I laughed at the fact that, with the exception of the beanie baby collection, I identified completely with her generalized items. I'm always wanting to do stuff and a bunch of other stuff. I frequently move mess from here to there, ponder, and stare at the wall. As often as not, I get little done except reading and/or playing in my studio.
On the other hand, the list below from Learning Minds
is probably what I should aspire to.
What's on your to-do list today?