I am obsessed with to do lists. Always have been. I kept them when I was a music manager and later when I was a lawyer too. It kept me organized and made me sensitive to time management. My "To do list" game is fire. I have a monthly to do list, a weekly to do list, a daily to do list and a "tomorrow" to do list. It has items from health (work out), personal growth (writing, play guitar) and business (booking, travel, promotions, social media). All in one. Or all in many, given the multiple lists.
Very little gives me more joy than crossing off items off the multiple lists I have. Sometimes I "cheat" and list something, only to cross it off. Thats why when I went on what turned into a couple days of vacation, I was lost. I did nothing on the to do list(s). I went out and enjoyed myself and "smelled the roses" as they say, and then, two days later, I was back to the lists. Playing catch up. It was stressful!
People tell me, I should relax for a couple days and I did. Sort of. Without the lists, though, I honestly lost track of the days, felt lost and coming back was so stressful. For me, the "relaxation" comes at the end of the day when I have a list with multiple items crossed out. Its the best joy as it gives me a sense of accomplishment. It also keeps me organized and on top of my game. I strongly advise and recommend to do lists, but maybe my monthly, weekly, daily, tomorrow list is a bit much?
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Paul Farahvar is a comedian hailing from Chicago, Ill.
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