I always get two or three of these at a time because I hate to be without one. I'm a self-employed graphic designer, having a list prioritized tasks to do in the right column helps keep me organized and focused on deadlines. The rest of the pad is used for phone notes or reminders of things to do outside of those priorities. I have to admit I don't usually use the column headings. I've bought all the versions of these mousepad-notepads over the years and use each one in the same way. I keep most of the old ones because they show how much gets accomplished and they're kind of a record of my weeks. And for me, physically writing things down helps me process that information better. I often organize the projects using different colored pens.
This pad is a must for my business. Extremely helpful with organization. I am so happy I noticed the pad in an Ann Arbor store while visiting my son.
Not only does this actually make a great mousepad, it's been the ideal way to keep my organized at work. The columns are great, regardless of if you actually use them for their headers. Plus, it keeps everything I need to get done in one place instead of spread out on sticky notes... It does not, however, help with procrastination!