I have a confession to make, I love making lists and there are some brilliant ways to use lists to help organise your life.
After all, who doesn't love a good list?
Ok, bear with me.
I also believe that lists have a tremendous amount of power.
I know it sounds crazy, but lists are amazing and can help make your life calm and stress-free (well, almost!).
I do put my minimal stress levels down to what I call the list effect.
Whenever I am stressed, the mere act of making a list seems to make the stress subside.
So here are some of the ways to use lists to help bring you as much joy as it brings my life.
Ok, perhaps I'm playing fast and loose with the word 'joy' here, but it certainly helps me!
1. To do List
I will start with one of the most obvious ways to use lists.
It's easy to feel overwhelmed with the amount of things that you have to do on a daily basis but lists really do help.
It's something I have shared with my students and they too have started to extol the benefits, so I am happy that they're learning something from me!
Whenever I write things down on a list, I achieve them.
It's very strange but it seems to work for me.
On a small scale, these can be done on a day to day or week to week basis, but my friends and I have a New Year to do list where we get together and write down a list of things we're going to achieve that year.
Some call this a 'life list' and it's become something of a tradition amongst us.
Funnily enough, we achieve almost everything we write on the list.
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