Wednesday, January 14, 2015

I'm A List Maker


As i've said before I'm a typical virgo which means all things organisation is what excites me. It's come to the point where if I don't make a list of some sort when trying to figure something out, I freak out and get slightly stressed. Rather than keeping it all swimming in my head, I find that it's so much clearer to just write a list and actually see everything on paper. It doesn't have to be fancy, you simply write down all the shizz that you need to get done, below are some situations where I find myself grabbing the pen and paper. 

FEELING OVERWHELMED
Sometimes there are evenings where I dread the next day as I don't even know where to start on the missions that I need to get done the next morning. As I'm lying in bed I won't be relaxing, I'll be thinking about all these things floating in my mind and the jobs that I need to get done and I start to worry that I won't be able to get them finished blah blah blah. As soon as I make a physical list, it calms me down and it doesn't look as overwhelming as it seemed in my head. If my list of things to do is super long, it does freak me out, but the satisfaction from scribbling it out is the best. 

FOCUS HAS VANISHED
When I was writing my personal statement I found that it was really difficult to gather all the content that I wanted, as well as making sure the writing flowed well and was easy to read. Writing a list on how I wanted to structure the essay, as well as writing what would go in each paragraph was so helpful and increased my focus. Once I had my skeleton and a sense of direction, it made it so much easier to focus on what I wanted to accomplish. 

LYING ON THE FLOOR IN DESPAIR
I jest, but this is when you don't even know where to start and it's at the point where you're procrastinating to the point of staring at the ceilings. If I'm not making any progress in the day, I try to make a small list on little things that need to get done. Once these have all been checked off, you've got the motivation to move on to do the bigger things. Sometimes putting a deadline on some objectives is helpful as it motivates you to get it done, however, sometimes it is ok to just procrastinate. 

Do you write lists and do they help you?

P.S. Writing a packing list is a given. 

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6 comments

  1. I am constantly writing lists, i feel like its the only way i ever achieve goals, otherwise i just end up watching endless amounts of netflix! xx


    Abi | abistreetx.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Haha, me too!! Although, I haven't written a list of 'What I need to watch on Netflix' yet - maybe it's time to do that ;) xxx

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  3. I love a list! 😂 love your blog! Just followed 😊

    www.emilyroseperrin.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I HAVE to write lists, otherwise I will forget about important things and be totally stressed the next day! I use sticky notes the most, then I can put it anywhere in the house I need it to be so I will be sure to do it.

    http://emandlivs.blogspot.com/

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  5. Me too!! That's such a good idea! <3.

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