DAs's awesome lists (*=I have it covered) #=not applicable
*Account and $ numbers- credit card #s, PIN #s, etc. (make sure wherever you keep these, it is safe and secure.)Cool/convenient lists to have
There are critical reminder-type lists that we all need to let our brain relax (re: outcomes and actions). There are other lists, though, that can be useful, fun, and interesting, that fit in the area of "reference" or "support."
Here are some of the latter that I (or people I know) have had in their planners, PDA's, computer files, or file folders. (Please let me know of any of yours, so that we can share the fun.)
passowrds file to be encrypted or stored in 1password, I have everything from all online passwords and logins to installment initial amounts and aprs.
*Affirmations- personal self-talk scripts for positive internal programming.
I call it my "mind aggreements" file. It's organized by context. Exercise, @Phone, Social, Home, etc. so I trigger affirmations and good habits (like doing sit-ups while on the phone, or reading my work on phone) or "deep breating" @Exercise to keep me aligned in each of those given contexts. This is invaluable.
*Basic personal numbers (self and family members)- drivers license, social security, insurance policies, Whatever you may need for yourself and others when filling out forms.
*Birthdays- (if you don't put them on your digital calendar system), group by date, as reviewable (those during a month, put in tickler for that month, etc.)
#Borrowed stuff- things you’ve loaned folks and might care to get back someday.
Checklists- Travel, Take sailing..., Personal New Habits to Create, etc.
Gifts- organized by people and/or a general list of neat things to buy for others (fresh maple syrup from Vermont, styluses for Palms, etc.... and where to get them.) Great for birthdays, ad-hoc niceness, and Christmas time.
*Ideas I don't know what to do with, now that I've had them...- we all have them, and they don't fit anywhere except in an "they don't fit anywhere" place.
trying to consolidate these, but they're going in seperate notes files or yearly Incoming_Notes or Journals
Jokes- the current ones that you'd like to get some more mileage out of (but damn! they disappear out of our brain so fast.)
*Might wanna buy...- could be one mega-list, or (more commonly) grouped by the type of thing it is: cds, cigars, wines, books, videos.
I have over half a dozen organized amazon wish lists organized into "electronics", "home", "books and dvds", "games", "watches", "clothing", and"Consistently thought about" for items that I reoccurringly want. It works by if I think about somethign long enough I throw it on the "consistently thought about list" and then I only buy from the "consistently thought about list". This ensures that I don't buy sporadically and all purchases are worthy and will boost the productivity of my life by adding to it.
*Might wanna do when...- possibilities when you're in a certain location or doing a certain activity. By city, country, or region (things to do/think about when I'm in Napa Valley, London, Santiago.) Or by activity (Web surfing places to visit.)
kind of organized in m/s
*Might wanna do with...- if you're into any animate or inanimate objects: my kids, my spouse, my dogs, my piano, my woodcarving tools, my garden, my computer.
Previous addresses and employers- keep at least your last three. (What a pain when you have to supply them and you don't have them!)
*Quotes- "Cool Quotes - where I can jot down quotations I come across that I like." (Joel Millican)
I have been working on this for years. It's over 200 quotes organized into categories like "Time, Inspiration, Peace, Happiness, Fulfillment, Joy, Negative, Intuition". This is such a cool thing to siphon wisdom from readings and other great minds. All the quotes of course detail the quoter. I have a lot of einstein, emerson, and various other idea makers.
#Restaurants- for business or pleasure, to review for ideas instead of same-old same-old.
Style or product numbers I may need when I'm buying things- oil filter, vacuum cleaner bags, labeler cassettes, etc.
this is actually useful for printer cartridges
*Tips/Shortcuts- speed-key codes, shortcut codes for new systems (voicemail, answering machine, pager, software apps, new Palm III, etc.) Any new skill set you're learning can have a remind-me-about list specific to its features and activities until they are habitual and under your belt.
I'm a keyboard jockey so I most my work is from the keyboard so these are memorized
*Vacation things to do- those things that you might like to do if you are into seriously doing nothing (take pictures, hike, hotels to stay in for a night, spa treatments, places to explore, etc.)
I've got this covered!
Might wanna buy
mind aggreements -- affirmations
M/S partition into Vacation, Restaurants,
Checlists for traveling, surfing, swimming, road trip,
Product numbers for cartridges -- on passwords
Jokes & magic tricks -- a great one to add and have in the arsenal
What about others' lists?