Do I have a mild case of OCD obsessive compulsive disorder?
I have the Google Calendar application, a weekly schedule, a fitness log and even a paper calendar. Now I'm setting up the Wunderlist to-do list program. I like the name. It sound like Wonder List, something wonderful.
One problem is to make sure I don't get duplicate reminders from all of these applications.
I set the the Google Calendar to send me emails when something is due, like doctor appointments. The Wunderlist can do the same thing.
I had to make sure that I did not get email reminders from both the Google Calendar and Wunderlist. Otherwise it would make things cluttered and difficult to follow.
Finally, I can check my paper calendar to see what's coming up. I print it each month from the Google online calendar so it has the same reminders but I can check it on my desk without turning on my PC.
My fitness log keeps me motivated. I check off each exercise when it's due during the week.
Why do I do this?
I enjoy it but I have to admit that it can be unnecessarily complicated.
I do it to have a feeling of some control over my life.
My guess is that we only have about 30% under our free will. The rest is chance.
~The genes we are born with
~Our financial situation
~Chances of catching a disease
~Chances of having an accident
~Chances of finding a good marriage partner
~Chances of never discovering an activity that would bring great satisfaction
~Possibility of giving in to "being tired" and so wasting our precious time
But if I keep a careful watch I might be able to increase my odds, even if only by a very limited extent.
I update and "improve" my schedule each week. I never seem to be satisfied with the layout.
My calendars are okay.
My exercise log is okay.
I'm still working on organizing my Wunderlist.