FIRE.164 ToDo -> Remember List

Have you heard this before; “I’m so busy not working that I don’t know how I ever had time to work.”


I’ve been thinking about how I keep running out of day before I’m able to complete enough of my ToDo List.  I now wonder if I’m too busy, or if I’m just less efficient, i.e. less productive.

I have realized that I just do not get all that much done on any given day.  Rarely do I complete any kind of “project.”  I do complete tasks and I move forward on things, but I just don’t often have to complete anything because there is no boss or customer expecting results.  I don’t necessarily think that’s a bad thing because I get to do all kinds of things every day

On any given day I might exercise, play guitar, crank music, learn, help others, do some chores, maybe even do errands (I pretty much despise going to stores now) or chores around the house.

When I stop and think about it, I usually do a couple of my “favorite things” every day, even if only for a little while each—10-60 minutes each.

Google Tasks

As for my ToDo List, It keeps track of everything I need to do, want to do, should check on, learn, accomplish, etc.  I store all of this in Google Tasks so it’s available on any of my devices for review, updates, or creations.

I realized that my google tasks list is so super long only because it is not actually a ToDo list, not really.

My Google Tasks list is a do not forget, or more positively, a reminder list.  There are 270 items across 10 different list categories.  I also noticed, there are ZERO with due dates (that’s awesome).

Here’s a random example of a “task,” learn how to pick a lock.  No due date.  Another is, to make sure both names are authorized on ALL accounts.  See some real, practical tasks and some random Kevin thoughts.

I don’t have a Bucket List.  Well, not that I know of.  I just have a list of things to remember I may want to do, at some point.  Oh, my Task List has some links to other Google Docs, and websites for more details.  It all seems to work together and work for me (us).

Productivity (see how nothing is ever completed?)

Now the task at hand is to actually figure out how to be better at checking off items on the list.  Oh, and that reminds me of another point, I’m not the kind of person who does something and has to add it to my list after completion to check it off.  I have absolutely no desire to quantify those types of accomplishments.

Where do you keep track of your great future ahead, or your chores, and the detail for all of these items?

*** Nothing in this article is to be construed as financial advice.  I am not a financial planner, nor do I pretend to be.  You should always consult your own professional when seeking advice. This post is not a piece of literary mastery, just a random thought I had.

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