On any given day, it seems there are a million and one things to get done. There are phone calls to be made, meals to be prepped, errands to be run, appointments to make or break. All of them tumble around in your brain, niggling and nudging until it’s their turn for your attention. But inevitably, one of them will get trampled by the others, never to be heard from again—until you’re reminded of it by someone else (likely not in a pleasant manner).

As amazing as your mind might be, it’s probably not the best place to store your tasks. To make sure nothing gets lost in the shuffle, many people record and track their tasks in a physical, permanent place—the old-fashioned to-do list.

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