What A To-Do About Nothing
by Rachel Ragg
Marie Claire magazine happened to catch my eye when I was (ahem) working this morning.
To-do lists! it said. What does your relationship with your list say about you?
The Marie Claire staff are all evidently very exciting people. Their to-do lists involve waxing, gyms, spray tans, pedicures, holidays and Oyster cards (I know what most of these things are, because I’ve read about them in newspapers).
Hmm, I think. I have a feeling that I don’t quite measure up to Marie Claire standards. Here is my current list:
Find lost train tickets.
Uncancel accidentally cancelled direct debit.
Post card that I wrote a month ago.
Return overdue library books (still in pile from the start of the school summer holidays, crowned by the council’s letter warning me that I will be locked up if I don’t return said books ASAP).
Sell old stuff on eBay (so I do have something in common with the Marie Claire crew after all!)
Watch daughter at cross country on 21st September (um … methinks I might have missed that one).
I suspect that my to-do list says simply that I need to write fewer lists and be more organised (and that I have an unspeakably dull life).
But what does your to-do list say about you?