If you’re anything like me, you don’t think you need a to do list. You’re a ninja, reacting to things on the fly and smashing deadlines left, right, and centre. Until one day, something crashes out of left field and lands you in a pile of poop.
You are not a computer. You physically can’t remember everything, ever. When you have a lot to do, get into the habit of writing it down and prioritising what’s important and what’s not (for you, not your boss). Make a spider diagram if you want. Just get it out of your head and onto paper.