Not-To-Do-Lists

September 29, 2005  

In Goal-Free Living, you will read about an alternative approach to the “to-do” list: the “could do” list.

Here is a link to another interesting alternative: the “not to do” list.

Following just a few of these may save you lots of time — allowing you to pursue endeavors of even greater pleasure. Admittedly, I am guilty of doing many of the items on the “not to do” list. In fact in writing this entry, I violated one: “Do not post to your blog.”

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  1. Tine on October 28th, 2005 10:38 pm

    Oh this is sooo neat!
    I have never really understood people’s obsessions with lists. I have never liked it because it always made me feel inadequate when I didn’t manage to get it all done. Sometimes at the end of a day I make my own ‘Ta-dah’-lists with all those small things on it I accomplished during the day.
    You ‘could’ give it a try, it is fun and makes you feel great! I might give the ‘not to do’ list a try…or not, depending on how I feel… ;-)

  2. Rosario on January 15th, 2006 7:50 pm

    The best is the answers. I could not stop laughing -it seemed like group therapy in cascade-. I have a good one you are not going to be fan about:

    Do not click goalfree web site if distracts you of focusing in a writing project that should have been completed by YESTERDAY – and that,condescending-.

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