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In Praise of To-Do Lists

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Concentration is a critical component of creativity. 

I find that I'm able to concentrate and focus better on the creative task at hand when I'm not about what I'm forgetting to do. 

I've found that to-do lists are a great way for me to let go of the fear of forgetting something. I've started the habit of making my list first thing in the morning, and then crossing off items throughout the day and adding new items to today's list, or tomorrow's, if I know it will not get done today. 

Some days I am able to check off all the items on my list, while other days only one item gets checked off. Either way, I've found this to be an incredibly useful asset to help me be more creative by worrying less and concentrating more. 

What habits do you have that help you concentrate more and worry less?

Holiday Hiatus

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008
It's snowing. Again. Wow. Looks like the rain will return on Saturday. Never thought I would be glad to say that in December in Seattle.

I'm going to take a break from the blog for the rest of 2008 (all 7 days of it). Look for a return to our regularly scheduled blog on Thursday, January 1, 2009.

Until then - Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!