Saturday, November 19, 2011

Lunch Rush

Hi, my name is Allison and I am a doer. I thrive on having a lot of thing to do. I am a to-do list freak. I relish making my daily to do lists. I get a thrill highlighting my accomplished tasks. It makes me happy, and less insane.

Every morning I make 2 lists, my work to do list, and my personal to do list. I do what I can on my personal list during the downtime at work, but come lunch time- I go balls to the wall. I have 1 hour, just one precious hour to get as many tasks done on my list as I can. I cram as much stuff into that 1 hour as possible. Stop by the bank?--I will do it at lunch. Return that sweater to the store--see ya midday. Redeem the coupons--I got it covered today.

There is something about accomplishing so much stuff, cramming so much into that 1 hour that gives me a thrill. I start sweating and worrying that I wont get it all done, or that I will be late getting back to work, but it is a rush. Once that clock hits 1pm, I rush down the stairs, jump in the car, drive like a manic, and get everything done that I can.
That hour is not relaxing at all, but I like it that way. I like cutting it to the minute that I have to be back, and knowing that after I run up the 4 flights of stairs, that I will get to sit down, get out my to do list and highlight away.
What is your most productive time?


~Carla~ said...

Oh I'm definitely a list maker! I hate having to move uncrossed items to the next day even... lol. But sometimes it must be done! ;)

Michelle said...

I need a list also or I get nothing done!

Anonymous said...

i am a sometimes list maker. i do keep a day-timer - does that count?

i am thinking you must be exhausted when you get back to your desk!

Heather said...

I love lists...and make them all the time. I have so many lists I really should probably organize them all. I never seem to be able to complete everything from my lists (high expectations I guess), so I end up adding them to a new one :-) My most productive time is in the morning, but only if my littles are still asleep, then all bets are off until nap time :-)