I’m a list maker.
I make lists for everything. To-do lists at work. To-do lists at home. Summer fun ideas list. Books I have read lists. Books I want to read list. Grocery list. Wish lists. I have to write them all down. Lists and lists and lists.
Every time I think I am at the end of a list, there are always more things to add. So I start a new list (mostly so it looks smaller and neater). Today I started to wonder if my incessant list making is just adding to the feeling that there is never enough time to get everything done. Are all of these lists just a constant reminder of what I need to do? Can I break the habit? At 47 I have begun to forget a lot of things unless I write them down. Again, one more reminder of what I need to do.
Is it really just this never ending cycle or do others have a way of avoiding this trap? How do I focus less on what is left on the list and more on what is crossed off?