by Meghan Morgavan June 09, 2018
According to Psychology Today, making a list can: help reduce anxiety, provide solace, and organize our internal chaos, and I wholeheartedly agree! Ask anyone who’s lived with me – and maybe even those who’ve worked with me – and they’ll tell you that I’m a big list maker. On a typical Saturday morning, one of the first things I do is write up a list of what I want to accomplish over the weekend. If for some reason I’m too busy or forget to do this, I quickly regret it. Not only do I run around like a chicken with my head cut off, but I feel as scattered-brained and aimless as that chicken too.
For me, forcing myself to write a to-do list helps distill and organize all the random ideas and thoughts I’ve gathered in my head throughout the week, and gets me thinking about what's most important. Even if I don’t use the list, I find a therapeutic benefit to having written it.
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