Woke up, read this, and just had to post it. I do love a list-lover. Thanks, Meredith! :)
What's your favourite kind of list? Well, there's a red rag to a bull if ever I saw one!!
Can I tell you about my book of lists? I can't function without a list. I've been like that forever. Which can mean that I have several lists on the go at any one time. Which can be dangerous if there are too many scraps of paper lying about the place.
So in recent years I have taken to having a notebook on my kitchen bench. A5, spiral bound, $4 from the local supermarket, nothing fancy. And I write my lists in it.
My TO DO list for the week. Which usually includes all the weekly preparation I need to do (Sunday School, Scripture lessons etc), people to email, people to ring, people to write to and then all the things that need my attention at some time during the week. If I am not making much progress and feeling overwhelmed then yes, I add "cook dinner" and then proudly put a line through it when it is done!
And then if we are going on a holiday the packing list gets written in the book. There is also the list of possible holiday locations and other holiday planning.
The list of things I need to take to school/church/an event.
The list of books I'd like to read. On-going and added to frequently. Added to faster than items are struck off.
The list of present ideas as inspiration comes to mind.
The list of blog post ideas.
And I just scratch things out as I go. It's pretty untidy but in between the scratchings out it makes for interesting reading when I get to the end of one notebook and have to start a new one.
I also use this book to write down phone messages, prices from quotes, those bits of info you get off the phone or the internet... Basically everything that would otherwise go on a scrap of paper goes in that book.
The result - no more scraps of paper. And it is the "no more scraps of paper" that increases my efficiency in the organising and outworking of my day.
Lists are good. A whole book of them...glorious!!
Tell us about your favourite kind of list.
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