Making lists has made some of my most stressful days more manageable. This morning at 3am I was already dreading the day ahead. I was repeatedly running through the days to do list and growing more tired every time I thought about it. Then I remembered how listing helps.
A few weeks ago I was preparing for back to back trips and feeling overwhelmed. Then I wrote out everything I needed to accomplish before traveling. For some reason writing it down felt like a transfer of the burden. The responsibilities were very much still mine but the weight felt of my shoulders. I no longer felt the need to constantly recall the list in my head. I took it one step at a time. I crossed things of the list as I accomplished them. With the list, my overwhelming day was no longer insurmountable.
Today is going to be a list day. There is power in writing. Whether you’re writing a list, a goal, or a journal entry; there is power in pen and paper. The next time you set out to accomplish something, write it down. Watch how much more manageable it will be.