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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

To Do List: Circles Instead of Squares

Writing a to do list? Try making circles instead of boxes.

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*Circles are quicker to draw.

*Circles look nicer.

*Circles are just as easy to check off.

*When you check off a circle, it's easier to see the straight lines of the check against the curved lines of the circle than it would be to see the six straight lines of a check and square.

*With circles, you are different than other planners. You stand out.

Try it! I think you will like it!


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Inner Prop said...

I tend to make my circles too small and then I don't have room for anything but a check mark or X.

Besides, my squares end up with rounded edges so they are only squarish anyway.

What about squares for tasks and circles for events?

Giftie Etcetera said...

That's a great idea!

Lotte said...

I have circles in my work planner and I love them!

Unknown said...

I just... I can't. I'm team squares all the way.

They stand out nicely against my other symbols (I have one for e-mail, one for notes, one for appts, one for calls). You did a nice job convincing... but I just can't break the system!

Feld Effekt said...

For me a task has a square checkbox in front and an event or delegated task has a circled checkbox - that way I can easily distingish them. So, no fancy circles for me please. said...

I've tried circles but they don't work for me. I wish I did because they're definitely easier and faster to draw. I couldn't figure out why they didn't work at first but it finally hit me - they look like a letter. The box stands out from the words but the circle blends in. Being visual, that's a deal breaker for me.

Anonymous said...

I'm a die-hard task-box maker, but I use circles as 'sub-tasks' under the main task

Giftie Etcetera said...

Elena, that is brilliant.

I actually use circles for main tasks and little triangles on their side for subtasks, so I kind of do the same thing.