You know, I couldn't deal with Flylady and her emails. Just not my style. Thanks to her, though, I DID find a system that could help me--the 3x5 "file and forget" method outlined by the people that inspired her--Pam and Peggy (sorry, can't remember their last names). They are the ones that wrote "Sidetracked Home Executives".
I am a very visual person, I get discouraged easily and overwhelmed when it seems like I'm doing a lot and no record. Having a card for every job that I move from one divider to the other not only shows me that even on my worst days I AM getting a hell of a lot done, but also allows me to 'see' what needs to be done, and to organize big jobs by sight. (And it's harder to lose a index card file than a paper list, at least for me).
Flylady's saccharine stories make me want to hurl, and there is a good dose of that in the SHE book too...but their system is nice. I am led to understand now they advocate a day-planner style of organization but that doesn't do me like the cards do. I highly recommend checking SHE out of the library (the only part of the book you need is about 20 pages long, and once you get it set up you don't need to even look at the book again-tweak it for your own purposes) and giving it a shot--if you are visually-oriented and tactile-oriented like me.