Creating and Using Checklists

Along with David Allen, I am a big believer in checklists. This is what Allen says:

Get comfortable with checklists, both ad hoc and more permanent. Be ready to create and eliminate them as required. Make sure you have an easily accessed place to put a new list that’s also attractive and even fun to engage with—in a loose-leaf notebook or in a software application that is readily available. Appropriately used, checklists can be a tremendous asset in enhancing personal productivity and relieving mental pressure.

Allen, David. Getting Things Done.


One of my top level books in Notebooks is Lists and Instructions

I have checklists for every multi-step procedure in my life, from departure and arrival instructions that I can send to guests to packing lists for every type of trip.

Summer Capsule Wardrobe

I switched to my summer capsule wardrobe today: 4 white tops, 2 pale pink tops, 3 shorts and 1 Capri, 1 pair bone slides and one pair flip flops. No purchases, just things in my closet, which I switched over to the focus area. There is a bathing suit in the drawer.

I may be able to get by the whole summer with this. If I buy anything new, it will replace something old.