About a year ago Adam got himself this to-do list manager thingy which he then proceeded enthuse about at regular intervals. On Saturday when I fell in a little heap and wept at him about feeling overwhelmed and out of control he suggested I try it out. So I downloaded the free trial version and started playing around.
I’m a great writer of to-do lists, in fact I’ve been known to write lists of the lists I need to write. Of course writing lists, while solving the brain so full of little things you can’t think properly about any of them problem, doesn’t actually get any of the things on the lists done. Yesterday I indulged my list writing impulse to the point of exhaustion – there was nothing else I could think of to add.
Then, wonder of wonders, I started doing the stuff that OmniFocus was telling me needed to be done urgently. All the little things that had been hanging over my head for weeks, or months even in some cases. And today I have continued to Get Stuff Done.
I know it’s too early to say for sure that All My Problems Are Solved!!!!!eleventy1! but, as a champion procrastinator with a tendency to, having written a nice long to-do list, look at the list and become totally overwhelmed and unable to start on even one thing, it feels slightly miraculous.
If it’s still working for me at the end of the 14 day trial period I can totally see myself forking out real money for a glorified (and oh so much more useful and clever) list-stuck-to-the-fridge. Seriously, this program is fucking brilliant.