I love lists. I love crossing things off of lists. I work better when I write down the list. If it is mental, I don't get the same satisfaction of completing anything. When we first moved here, I had a sheet of paper for every day and if I didn't complete something I rewrote it on the next day. I loved crossing things off. I put the time when I completed something too. I was so productive. Then I stopped writing things down and started watching TV all day. I don't think it's a coincidence. Some days I had over 30 things on my list.
I even kept a table in excel for a few months with how many items were on my to-do list and how many I did. I had it calculate my completion percent. (Note those couple days in September only had a couple things on my list so I was able to complete 100% of them.)
I did start using my tablet again later but not to a sheet a day. I finished the entire tablet and have recently started a new one. The pages have more lines so I don't do a sheet a day but it has helped me be more productive. Does anyone else love a to-do list?
Sometimes I get so focused on following my list that I skip meals because I didn't have on my list about eating.