This probably gives a not-so-flattering insight into my character, but I don’t know what I’d do without my “To Do” List. Really, since I’ve been off, it’s been pretty much the organizing principle for my life — every day I work to get a few things done on the list, and I re-do the list each weekend — so it gives me a sense of what I get done day-to-day, week-to-week. I think when I’m off, I’d have a tendency to float a little bit and just lose track of days or weeks — this helps a lot.
As an aside, I sort of thought that my list would always have about the same number of items on it, regardless of whether I was working or not — what I’m finding is that I really am whittling it down — I’m finishing things faster than I put new ones on. Surprised me.