Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Why I love lists

Hey readers,

If you didn't know I love a list, every day I write one for general and also if you are a regular reader we will know that I am fond of the old listicle post. Let me tell you why I love lists so much. 

1. Clear cut. 

I am a black and white thinker as I have autism so therefore it is something I find comforting. I find lists are clear cut and I know exactly what I want to do and how to get it done. 

2. Organise thoughts. 

I have lots of thoughts buzzing round in my head and find that lists are an excellent way to organise my thoughts. 

3. Visual.

The lists I do are handwritten on a pad and they are visual than for me to look at. I can see them and I can look back on the list to know where I am going. 

3. They feel less taxing on the brain. 

I feel much calmer when I write my lists out as they get all my thoughts out, things I need to do and physically writing down the things I need to shuts out the noise in my mind.

4. Rewarding. 

One of the greatest feelings in the world is to tick off the items on your list because you can visually see that you have done the task you aimed for and it feels rewarding and like you achieved something, it doesn't matter how small the task you still have that buzz. 

5. Control.

I will admit I am a control freak and like to know exactly what is happening. When I write out lists I feel more comfortable with my day as I am in control and know what I am doing. I like structure and lists fit with my personality. 

6. Plan.

Lists allow me to plan my day so I know exactly what I am doing and I can focus on achieving the goals. Which, in turn, makes me feel much happier in life. 

7. Time.

Lists save time because you can write down your tasks and then you can work from there meaning you are focused on the tasks. In comparison, if I don't do lists, I feel confused and not sure what to do. 

8. Goal achievement.  

Lists can be overwhelming depending on how much information you put on the list. That is why it is important, well for me anyway to not feel overwhelmed breaking down the lists into chunks. What I can do next is split the list down into smaller chunks so it is not so overwhelming. 

Lists are a great way to see goals you have yet been done and completed whilst ticking them off the list is satisfactory in its self. 

Do you like lists are you laid back and just go with the flow? Love to hear your comments below. 

Cheers for reading X 

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17 comments:

  1. I do love a list. I sometimes add something to my to do list which is easy to do just so I can tick it off. hehehe

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  2. I'm a fan of lists as well. I couldn't get through the day without my lists! I have an orderly sort of mind, and I try to write the recipes on my blog in such a way that each step is clear. so that cooks of any level of kitchen skills can have success with them. I've never had anyone comment on how they come across to someone with autism. Now I'm curious.

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    1. Thanks I actually have done a vlog about how lists help my autism and gone into more detail there -

      https://youtu.be/1a6mabxh_QU

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  3. I am a list lover too! It is so satisfying to cross items off my to do list. As I get older, I find that I will forget stuff if I don't write it down. Totally with you on loving lists.

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  4. I love a list, but they must be handwritten! The best is ticking off those items. Thanks for being on the #DreamTeam

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  5. I love lists too - especially ticking off items and then re-writing the list. (This might be just me) #TriumphantTales

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  6. I'm a big fan of lists and can relate to a lot of your post. I've got post it notes all over at work as well as a to-do list. At home I started a bullet journal last year which has been a great way of organising my thoughts! #TriumphantTales

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  7. I'm with you all the way. I end each day with a new list to carry over to the next day. It really helps to make sure you don't forget the little things. #Twinklytuesday

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    1. Yes me too. I feel calm when i know what I am doing the night before with a fresh new list to start my day X

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  8. I could not function without a list. My memory is SO bad, and even worse now Ive had a child. My OH puts "Make a List" as the first thing so that he can immediately cross something off. I find that hilarious! #DreamTeam

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  9. Also linking up with #TriumphantTales!

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