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These days, a to-do list has become a necessity. It’s close to impossible to remember everything that you wish to do in one day. I have tried a great many techniques to maintain a to-do list – Post-It Notes (both physical paper and the desktop version), Microsoft Outlook (eeeeeks!), [constantly changing] mobile phones, an iPAQ at one point in time, web-based to-do portals, GMail, Notepad, freaky reminder services, Getting Things Done templates, et al.
From my experience, none of these work! They are just too cumbersome for ubiquitous access. Sometimes your to-do list is on your office desktop while you are at home, sometimes you just cannot access the Internet, and sometimes you don’t have the device with you. I have been driven crazy managing my to-do lists with these methods.
So is there a solution at all? You bet.
The simplest technique for ubiquitous access to your to-do list is a small notepad and a pen. It’s available everywhere, every time. You can scribble and scratch as much as you like. Plus it’s got an element of emotion attached. I use a bilt MATRIX premium notebook and a ball-point pen. It works like a charm.
How do you maintain your to-do lists?
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