Back in my childhood days, I have come across sextageneranians who could not classify there dialect between work and personel life. For instance, my dad would assign me a to-do list and last item was 'Report Compliance'. Appa I see you smiling ! Another example men asking for deadlines on pending items or saying some task at home is highest priority.
It is not bad, except I now annoy B the exact same way. I ask him to agree upon 'action items' to tackle a decision. I think of him as my team in dealing certain siutations. I "allocate resources" to projects at home :)..It is fun to be a Manager at certain things ;-)..
One implication of this condition which we can term 'post-it-ism' or having a thing for post it notes ! I have a task dairy planner for weekly goals. For daily goals, post its are cool. Sahar, my friend suggested pink for personal and yellow for official. When i leave work, I stick 'tonight to do' non brain consuming mundane work on my office laptop. At home there are things to do and things to buy on separate post it notes each, color coded. I leave notes to B - task notes as he wouls confess :-P..
Ok yeah, I ll agree it is sometimes a post it explosion. It is like pens to me, the more the merrier. But will you agree with me, when I say trashing these notes on 'task completion' is a wonderful experience ? - A little victory in time !