It is no secret that I am a fan of checklists. Tools like Trello are awesome. I also use NirvanaHq for my GTD type lists (Thanks David Allen). One of the few books that I am reading right now,
The Checklist Manifesto is about how important checklists can be.
However, sometimes I know I have things on those lists, but they are still swimming around in my head. I have the mind like water that David refers to, but it is not the calm still water. Instead, it feels like the rapids.
When I reach that point, I find it helpful to grab a pile of notepads and just start dumping things out of my head. I don’t like using just one notepad and flipping pages, since things seem to get hidden that way. Instead, I dedicate a notebook for each “area” that I am “dumping”. I can easily lay them out and see everything.
Here is a picture from this morning. I am trying to get into the habit of keeping an index card with the 2 or 3 things that I hope to get done in a day. For this day, it was so overwhelming, I just picked one. BTW, the breakfast was great and the boys (these boys) had a good time.