AT on ... Mental Checklists

AT on ... Mental Checklists

Stephanie Kinnear
Apr 24, 2008

I have a mental checklist that I run through every morning when I leave the house. Do you?

It's very basic and it goes something like this:

  1. Coffee pot off
  2. Lights off
  3. Drapes open (for cats -- so they can watch the birds all day)
  4. Cats have food and water
  5. Fan in bathroom off
  6. Lunch in hand

It takes me 30 seconds -- but I think I need to add a few things to it. Or, rather, amend a few of the items to be more responsible.

"Coffee pot off" should become ... "Appropriate energy suckers unplugged."

"Lunch in hand" should include ... "Travel mug/SIGG in hand" (so that I'm not tempted to use the disposable stuff available at work).

I should also add: "Reusable bags in hand (or car)," because I often stop at the store on my way home from work and don't have a reusable bag with me.

I wonder if posting a physical list near the door would help?

What's on your list? What would you add?


awesome to-do list photo via jek in the box; flickr.com

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