When I first saw images of scratched out blocks like these on Mrs. Easton, I was intrigued. When I found out that they were her brother's completed to-do lists, I was captivated. I had to try them, if only to create my own abstract page.
I've been keeping to-do lists this way for nearly five months now and although I like the contrast of yellow paper, I've moved to a spiral bound notebook. I've torn too many pages off the pads, too soon. As a rule, I follow the suggestions Mark Forster lays out so elegantly in his Autofocus system. He uses a conventional list in a ruled notebook, I write stuff down in all caps (my fast mode) and draw boxes around each one. Instead of running a line through the completed item as Forster does, I scratch. Maybe it prolongs that good feeling of completion.
I write down everything I want to be reminded of, from taking my vitamins to searching for an artist I just heard on Pandora. This morning, "Peter Bradley Adams - Longer I Run" sits next to a reminder to renew my car registration. I can normally read through my lines if I need to, I just went over them several times before taking a picture to protect the innocent items. :D
What do you think?