Lots and lots of lists

Do you like making lists? I love them, and so I thought why not tell you all the reasons why I love them…in a list of course!

Happy reading!


I start by scribbling down everything that I need to do and then I read back over and number each task in order of importance. By doing this I make sure that I get to the most important tasks first.

Clearing some brain space

If I have everything written down then I don’t need to remember it. This clears out my mind and makes me feel less stressed and overwhelmed.

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The enjoyment of ticking off a completed task

I must confess that I am guilty of writing something on a list that I have already done just so I can immediately tick it off. It’s a compulsion, I can’t help it! Seriously though, it’s such a sense of satisfaction and achievement to be able to see progress.

The satisfaction of completion

It is so rewarding to go from looking at a list wondering how I’m going to get through it to staring smugly at each task ticked off.

A great visual aid for showing off

If I have had a busy and productive day then it is great to show a scrap of paper to my boyfriend with lots of things ticked off, just to hammer home the point of how productive I have been. Ok, so this one is a joke…kind of.

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What are your thoughts on lists? Do you love them or hate them? Let me know in the comments!

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Thanks for reading, I hope that you enjoyed!

Until the next time…Jess x

9 thoughts on “Lots and lots of lists

  1. Hello fellow list lover. Can’t express how much I love a list. Like you say the satisfaction of crossing everything off is amazing. I too have to confess to putting completed tasks on a list just so I can cross them off. I have even been known to write “Make a list” on a list. Writing things down definitely helps me to remember things as well. Your blog today really made me smile. Keep going with it. I’m enjoying reading your thoughts.


    1. I have found that I much prefer a traditional pen and paper so I can physically tick something off or cross something out. I always carry a notebook but if I am stuck somewhere where I only have my phone on me I start a list on my phone only to write it down in a notebook when I get the chance. I tell myself that’s better than a pocket full of scrap paper! Thanks for your comment, glad to know somebody else shares my quirks!


      1. I generally use my phone for lists these days as I’m getting a bit precious about paper and the environment. I also love to delete as I go along and just leave the day at the top with a blank page below. I quite often make a list for the week divided into individual days.


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