I think most of you know, have and use to-do lists on a quite regular base in daily life. Some days ago, I read a book from the German author Marc-Uwe Kling called “Die Känguru-Chroniken: Ansichten eines vorlauten Beuteltiers“, which tells the story of him living together with a kangaroo (which is communist, was in the Vietcong, ..). The book is really funny I I must recommend it to my German readers.
One aspect in this book, which made me thinking about is the kangaroo’s concept of the Not-To-Do-List -a a list, on which it puts all things that it considers to be bad for itself, for others and for the environment. In the evening it marks all things which have not be done that day and gets a good feeling.
After thinking about this concept I like it much more than the “professional version” used in self-management, where people put things on a Not-To-Do-List which reduce their productivity. I’m wondering why so many people think just about optimizing everything and not about being satisfied …
What would you put on your personal list?