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The importance of making lists

A lot of us find ourselves constantly drowning under work. Some days it's as if you're working all day yet not managing to get much done. One thing that has always helped me is making to-do lists. Here's how it can help you as well -

* Lists help you organise everything into one place. You have a clear vision of what you need to get done, and when you have to do it. This way you can allot time to each task, without having to multitask constantly.

Making lists will always calm you down. It works as an instant stress reliever for me, partly because it makes me feel a sense of achievement. I might not have finished the actual work yet, but putting it in a list means that I'm on my way to getting it done.


You will find it much easier to attain short term goals. Listing those goals and working on one at a time will be much easier than trying to do everything at once.

I have found that writing down your lists on a piece of paper to be more effective than typing them, but that may just be a personal preference. Get a planner or just make lists on your phone - as long as it helps you work, it's good. 

Lists can also help you track your work progress if you remember to update it at the end of each day. 


Writer is a sub-editor of Next Step, and is currently studying at IBA, DU.

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