To-do lists are great. In fact, 96 percent of people who keep them say their lives are better with to-do lists. (Go figure.) I think I’m part of that 96 percent, but I’m certainly among the 50 percent who write down tasks they’ve already done just to be able to cross them off. I can’t help it; it’s thrilling.
Herewith, then, my most recent list.
Looked up my latest symptoms on WebMD
Learned more than I remotely wanted to know about “pulsatile tinnitus“
Cross-examined self for evidence of hypochondria
Decided symptoms actually exist
Complained about symptoms
Blogged about symptoms
Tweeted about symptoms
Googled autoimmune diseases associated with celiac diseases
Remembered a few other symptoms and Googled those, too
Tried to determine whether my hair is thinning
Decided it’s too soon to tell
Searched insurance database for PCP in my new neighborhood
Got discouraged with system and switched to Google
Bemoaned lack of reliable Yelplike system for finding new doctors
Got discouraged again and gave up for the day
Actually do something about it.
Despite appearances, this post was not sponsored by Google. Do you spend more hours Googling things than solving them? If not, how do you manage your time (and self-care)? Do you keep a to-do list? Check anything good off lately?