Confession time: I am a list maker.
OK, not that I really need to confess that but what I have found is that I am perpetually making lists and sometimes I find that I am being held captive by my lists. Like, I look at a list and all I want to do is run away from it because it is overwhelming and though I have the list, I am not sure where I want to start.
I make lists at home.
I make lists at work.
I make lists on my phone. I make lists on little pieces of paper. I make lists in notebooks. I make lists in my head. I make lists on my computer. Grocery lists. Ideas to write about lists. Movies I want to see lists. Books I want to read lists. Places I want to go lists. Things I don’t really want to do but really should do lists. Things that need to get done ASAP and things that don’t need to get done ASAP.
I make lists.
Now, I might need to confess if I never really got anything done on my lists. I guess the real problem is the lists actually never end or go away. I get things done, but then add more things to the list – by creating a new list.
Example: I made of list of six things I wanted to get done over the weekend. I only get three of them done. So, I’ll add those three things to the list of things I want to get done next weekend. And the list goes on and on and on…it just grows!
Damn. I just realized as I was writing this blog that I have now created a list of my lists.
I am without a doubt – neurotic.
OK, I’ll just add that to my list of things that I am, and remove it from the list of things that I am not.
So, how do you get through life? Are you a list maker? Do you feel overwhelmed by your lists or do you get freedom by making lists?
Tell me what you do in the comments below.