A little space to be creative…
I am generally, in my day to day life, a bit disorganised. I really have to try hard and be conscious of my daily planning and self organisation or I will literally waltz around the house all day. I have always been this way and I honestly think I do work well in the kind of manic flapping haze that a non list writer finds herself in. I suppose the pressure and chaos kind of gives me an adrenaline rush to get the jobs done. I’m not convinced though that it is the most healthy and productive way to behave. So, I have come to terms with this over the last year and have slowly introduced list making to my routine. I am work in progress. I must admit that I really like them, but half the time its too late to write one because the disorder has set in, or I’ve got so many on the go in electronic notes or on scrap bits of paper that I simply lose track. However, on the occasion that I am in list mode and I have my day’s errands all neatly columned I feel lighter and more in control. I just forget to do it as much as I should. So here are my top three reasons to get using lists more and a reminder to my ‘disorganised’ self just how much lists rock.
- Lists provide a progress visual toward your daily goals. (motivation and positive vibing. Tick)
- Lists remove anxiety. With a list we are making our ‘things to do’ indelible, so are less likely to forget something. (freeing up space in your worry box. Tick.)
- Lists allow you to plan ahead in a logical order. (feeling organised gives you all the good feels. Tick)
So there you have it. Lists can motivate us, remove anxious feelings and support productive planning. Ive noticed that a good list gives me a little space to be able to do more of the things that I love (as long as it’s on the list of course). I have now worked out that if I have a plan (a list) I can focus my mind far more clearly and achieve far more. I would love to hear what you think about list writing and how you document your ideas, things to do, things to buy. I bet you are lovely and organised, right? I bet you have the most magnificent lists.
Love for now