Are you one of those strange creatures that lists things that need to be done and then crosses them off as things get accomplished?
I, fortunately or unfortunately (how ever you choose to view this), am not a member of the list makers club. Lists scare me. My mom, on the other hand is a compulsive "list-er" she has lists OF lists.
I am not sure why lists scare me so. I think some of it is the fear of failure, of not being able to draw a line through that last thing on my list. Because, hey it doesn't matter how many actually got crossed off I still wasn't able to do it all. And now you all have some idea of my thought processes. You are welcome.
I do have mental lists...sometimes. But those, sadly, are not exceptionally effective.
What about the "BIG" list? The one that comes up over and over this time of year?
Do you make a "BIG" list?
Again, I have done this mentally in the past and, again, it hasn't worked exceptionally well for me. I've heard it said that it is good to write things you want to have happen down. I'm not sure why that is. I'm sure there are studies.
I can hear what you are thinking "If making a small list of day to day things scares the bee cheeses out of you how are you going to handle making a 'BIG' list?"
I don't know. Because this "BIG" list? It scares more than the bee cheeses out of me. A lot more. I mean if I'm worried about failure on a day to day level how am I going to feel about failure on a much larger scale??
Unfortunately or fortunately, I'm really feeling the urge, the push, the prompting (if you will) to do this. So I'm throwing caution to the wind and joining the throngs of list makers. Here goes...
- Get to know myself better
- Stop comparing myself to others
- Do something physical for 30 minutes 6 days a week
- Complete the "Couch to 5k" program
- Run in the Dirty Dash
- Spend more time with my mom
- Work on my photography more
- Develop a deeper relationship with God and Jesus Christ
- Give blood
- Be more aware of those who are around me
- Go hiking more
- Become more organized
- Blog/Journal on a regular basis
There it is. My BIG list. And in order for me to remember this list I'm going to put it on my sidebar. Because let's face it. If I don't it will just get buried and become just another blog post and I don't want that. I really want to be able to cross things off of this list.
If you are making a BIG list what are some of the things on yours?
Come on. I showed you mine.