The only way I’ve found to keep track of things (and keep me sane) is to write lists.
I write endless lists. I even find that when I’ve crossed items off, it looks too ‘messy’ so I have to write up a new list from scratch (slight OCD right?)
One thing that combats my fear of messy lists, and keeps my life in order is the ‘Stickies’ app, but I can even be anal about digitising my lists!
- It has to be in rainbow order – why? I have no clue.
- The top note needs to sum up each project I’m working on – why? I can quickly glance at what I’ve got on the go.
- Each note needs to be in date order – why? That’s easy, so I can see what needs doing for when!
- Each note must be the same width – why? I’m a designer, grids systems and layout MATTER.
- One note must be used for each module. Within that note, headers must be made for each individual project – why? I think it helps break down the tasks into bite-sized chunks
- All the notes must be place in a column at the left hand side of my screen – why? It’s there and I can see it, but it’s also far enough to the edge of my screen that I can kind of ignore it? Now that is a crazy person method…
Once I’ve finished this mega list of lists, I want to make another list, that breaks down what tasks I can complete over the weekend. I’m feeling a handwritten list, on a sheet of A3 may be the best option for that.
I hope I’m not the only crazy person who writes endless lists, and I also hope sharing my little OCD tips on how to organise projects might help you out!
How do you organise your projects, what works for you?
Is there a better way I can utilise the ‘Stickies’ app?