I'm horrible with lists. I start one, set it down, then promptly lose track of it.
I've used the task list on gmail. I have a harder time losing it, but those lists can get awfully long. Its not very satisfying either when it's time to cross something off.
So I decided to try writing down things I wanted to get done on pretty pieces of paper.
I chose some fun things too.
I mixed them together & put them in the jar. I decided when I had the time, I could just reach in & pull out a task to do. Some things were quick & easy. With some I added a 15 minute time limit. I assumed it would take me a few days to work through my jar o'chores. Guess what -it was exciting, it was thrilling! I was eager to see what I would pull out next AND I blew through all but 3 items in one afternoon! I guess you can put motivation in a jar for when you need it :D