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Alright, I am ready to admit it.

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I cannot get anything done unless I write it down first.  On paper.  With a pencil.

I know there are myriad electronic tools available, and I don’t have a problem checking things off my to-do list on my fabulous phone, but there’s something about pencil-to-paper that drives me to action.

 

What about you?  Do you need to “write it down”?

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  • Favorite Sister December 20, 2011, 10:03 am

    I have tried every “organization”-al tool out there and nothing works like a notebook and pencil, seriously

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    • Karen December 20, 2011, 10:05 am

      maybe that’s because you’re my seester!

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  • Tara Faul December 20, 2011, 11:07 am

    YES. My lists all have to be touchable and real or my mind can’t comprehend it fully. I go through a lot of target dollar section notepads. Something about using your hand and having your mind process the movements…..it makes it stick better.

    Same goes with learning from books. I have a hard time if it’s not real paper.

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    • Tara Faul December 20, 2011, 11:09 am

      But pen works best for me ^_^

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  • Jodi December 20, 2011, 8:36 pm

    I’ve been avoiding writing a list all day. I think it is because I am afraid of the list I would write. there is just now way to make it happen. :)

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    • Karen December 22, 2011, 9:42 am

      I’m with you – but I’m giving up fear for my new year’s resolution :)  Join me?

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  • fern December 23, 2011, 3:22 am

    I have to write my To Do list down.  If I really want it done, I have to write it down or I’ll forget.  I also have to write a shopping list to use as a guideline or the cereal/bread/milk/cucumber/or whatever other item really needs to make it home(coffee) may not make it to the cart!

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