5 Reasons To Write a List

2nd April 2016 2 min read

5 Reasons To Write a List

2nd April 2016 2 min read

5 Reasons to Write a List | awaywithkatie.com

#1 Helps With Motivation

I don’t know about you, but I like to see a visual of everything that needs to be done. Being able to see what needs to be done helps me to get myself into gear and get moving.

#2 For the Satisfaction of Ticking Something Off

Yep, doesn’t it feel great when you can check something as done?! Honestly though, there’s nothing better than writing a list of things to do, and being able to cross them off.

#3 Helps You to Prioritise

Have an idea of what needs to be done, what you want to get done and what would be nice to get done but doesn’t really matter so much? When writing a list, you can organise your jobs in order of priority or even preference. It means you can write down a list of everything you’d like to do in the coming day/week/month/year and then decide which points are the most important or necessary. If you kept the to-do list in your mind, you’d probably get the ‘fun’ things done first, even if others are more important. Take cleaning your bathroom against sorting out a bookcase. I know which is more important, but I also know which job I’d choose first.

#4 Stay Accountable

Writing a list means you know what you should be doing, and you can see when you haven’t done it. It’s like mentioning something on social media – once you say you’re going to do it, you feel like you have to otherwise you’re disappointing someone. So if you write it down you can see when you’ve failed. There’s nothing more disappointing than failing to complete something. Am I right? Maybe that’s just me…

5. Track anything you like.

Here we go – a list can be made up of absolutely anything you like. Today’s jobs, weekly tasks, monthly goals… To-dos too boring? Why not list films you want to watch, books you want to read, places to visit, foods to eat, languages to learn, museums to visit. The possibilities are endless.

Yep, I’m a lister and I’m not ashamed to admit that I have lots of lists in my Filofax. What about you?