The +/- To Do List

I wasted invested a lot of time and money over the years trying to find the perfect to-do list app. Inevitably, I return to paper (preferably a 3×5 index card) and pen.

Each morning, I write three things I need to do that day on my card, listed with a hyphen:

– Do this

– Do that

– Do the other

When I’ve completed each item, I mark it with a line going down to make a plus sign.

Even though I simply turned three “-” into “+”, my brain sees the list like this:

+ Did this

+ Did that

+ Did the other

It ain’t much, but for me it’s three wins — and three things I don’t have to carry over to the next day. And it sets me up to continue the winning streak.