I’m such an organisational freak I love anything stationary and notebooks, and this should come no surprise that I love making lists, whether that’s for shopping, uni or literally anything! I recently got my friends into making lists as well and they seems to be enjoying it and says it works for them and helps with productivity! I thought what better way to share my love for lists and note-taking and why it’s actually very useful than write a post on it!

Firstly, lists make you feel manageable of the thing you need to get done and you feel grounded as it’s there written in front of you. This also links to lists being very visually pleasing and easy to look at and take in as their written in note form. Lists can be used for anything and everything! For example these are couple examples I use lists for; organising uni readings I need to get done, blog posts I need to shoot, what I need to buy, books I want to read and recipes I want to try out. These are just some ideas that I use my lists for, as mentioned above it’s very flexible and can be used for anything and suitable for anyone’s needs!

Lists are a method of organisation that is more psychological than practical. This is because seeing everything on pen and paper makes managing the work more easy and simplified and it results in spending less time on each of the tasks as there’s less risk of procrastination. Making lists also aids with effective productivity as you would want to finish the first task before crossing that out and moving onto the next, which affects productivity performance positively!

In addition to this, studies showed that the human brain loves ordered things and seeing it in an ordered manner which is always a plus for when using lists! Making lists can be such a stress reliever as well as you can make lists for simple things like, a gratitude list, things you’ve achieved that year/month, simple things that make you happy. Writing out lists helps easily short term goals like daily chores and makes long term goals more manageable and approachable! Last but not least, making lists helps to take action with the stuff you have to do and start actually doing them rather than thinking about where to start and how to do it!

Hope you enjoyed reading this blog post and it was somewhat useful for you, comment down below if you use lists in your daily life and how useful it is for you!

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38 responses to “WHY USING LISTS ARE USEFUL”

  1. Nour says:

    Such a great post! I am obsessed with making lists for everything. It makes life so much easier 🙂

  2. Loved reading this! I’m literally list OBSESSED and just LOVE LOVE LOVE my planner, I use ut for everything! <3

  3. indistilling says:

    Yaassss finally someone else who loves making lists as much as me! My whole life is literally planned out in a series of lists! x


  4. connxvi says:

    Lists are amazing because once you’ve completed something you can cross it off, which is an amazing feeling!

  5. Yumi says:

    I enjoy to make a list as well especially when I am travelling ❤

  6. I’m soooo bad at organization and lists but they definitely make me much more productive and efficient when I do make the time to sit down and write them. New New Years resolution added to my list: write more lists!
    Nicolette | http://nicolette.co

  7. I want to get more into making lists, I’m looking for a good planner do you have any suggestions?? I loved the post tbh! x

    • Thank you so much, at the moment I use my bullet journal and I’d dedi recommend it as it’s so flexible and suits everyone’s needs but if not I know Urban Outfitters and Ohh Deer do some great ones! X

  8. I love being organised and ticking things off a list once I’ve done them is so satisfying!x

    Francesca | everythingchessie.co.uk 🌿

  9. myhomeseries says:

    Definitely its a great idea to create a list before commencing any task. Its much more convenient & I mostly prefer doing the same. Thanks for sharing!!

  10. I love this post! I adore writing lists and checking them off. I wouldn’t get anything done if I didn’t!

    Fix Me In Forty Five

  11. Corinne and Kirsty says:

    Lists help me stay organized! I work with to do lists at work and it helps so much! also it is super rewarding when i cross something out! xx corinne

  12. Katey says:

    To do lists are definitely my go-to for organising my life! I have one for work which is really helpful with deadlines etc.
    Femenish ♥

  13. I literally live by lists!! Great post 💕

  14. kstevens18 says:

    I love this! I recently started making gratitude lists and it helps so much with putting everything in perspective.

  15. franklyflawless says:

    I love stationery and collect a vast amount of notebooks but probably don’t make as many lists as I should! I do have a habit of writing things down as I’m working – it’s like it makes my brain function better if I’ve got a pen in my hand x


  16. I am a stationery lover too! Making lists definitely help me. I’m always forgetting things if I don’t make lists!!!
    Loved this post!! 🙂

  17. Laila says:

    I also love writing lists! I have lists for everything. I bring in scrap paper into work just so I can use them for my lists. It feels good crossing each task off it!

  18. Greatness Reinvented says:

    Lists are great or you could try a kanban board for even better organisation.

    GR | https://www.thegreat.uk/

  19. itsmisscat says:

    Great post, i love lists x

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