You can't read the lists in the picture (which I'm happy about - specifically because two of them show my budget for last and this month). You can see my little notebook that I keep in my purse and make daily to do lists, lists of things I want to make, need to buy, etc. It's opened to the list of Jeremy's birthday presents and his birthday breakfast I plan to make. You can also see here a big notebook. I use that for my weekly to do lists, craft to do lists, etc. That stays at home on my dresser. There's also my budgets somewhere in there and my list of meals for the week. I think my list of Granny Squares is in there too.
I'm a lunatic about lists! If I don't write things down, I have a really hard time thinking about anything else. I learned this when I was younger. I have a ton of journals (16 to be exact) from the age of 17-23ish I would write almost every day. I learned that it really helped my stress and depression. I was able to reflect on things and really figure out who I am and why I think and act the way I do. Over time I stopped writing. It was about the time that I started crafting again. Crafting has become completely therapeutic for me and does the same thing writing once did. It helps me calm my brain, lowers my stress and just lets me focus and think things out. However, I still need LISTS!! If I don't write things down, I get very overwhelmed and worry that I will forget something. So I write it down. Plus, there's nothing quite like the feeling you get after you check something off your to do list!
Do you make lists?!