I Make Lists

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 2,744 People

    The People V. The People

    I hate the lists that are made in magazines. I know that making something trendy is good for business, but people follow them almost religiously. They fail to realize that it alters their thinking making them believe that they need something or that they cannot live without...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 22, 2012

    So My Mind Can Take a Break !

     It is the only way to function else your brain gets fried trying to keep up with all of life's details.
    c8lorraine c8lorraine
    13 Responses Jul 10, 2009

    Part Of My Coping

    for my anxiety. I worry I forget things, I worry about what to do next. Lists get everything out, plain, visible. They help me start. I also make knitting "lists." I like to convert flat patterns into circular patterns so writing it out is necessary. Things need to be flipped...
    SofiaGrowsFlowers SofiaGrowsFlowers
    22-25, T
    Nov 15, 2013

    Motivation 4 Me ;)

    I make list of things I have to do when I'm going to tidy my room. It's usually very accurate, because I like to tick every single thing I've made already. This is some kind of motivation for me to do the rest of things I planned ;) It works :D
    Flume Flume
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 26, 2010

    I. Love. Lists.

    I make lists for everything. When I am away from my list, I make a new one. Sometimes I make the same list 4 different ways. When I want to plan my day and make a list of activities in order, but am not sure how the day will go, I make lists for plan A, plan B, plan C, etc. I...
    pinkvinyl pinkvinyl
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 4, 2007

    What Do You Do With Them?

    I am an osessive list writer too, but I never know what to do with them once I've written them.  I have scraps of paper everywhere.  I could just bin them, but you never know when that "list of things I had in my pocket yesterday" might be important. ...
    Pricey Pricey
    26-30, M
    7 Responses Mar 3, 2008


    i make list most of the time when i want something done...
    tatpole tatpole
    16-17, F
    1 Response Nov 12, 2009

    1. Make A List

    2. Cross off the first item for having started a list. 3. Cross off the second item once I've started crossing items off the list. 4. Stop fooling around with list items and mention something that actually /needs/ to be done. 5. Um... 6. But no really, I use lists all the time.
    mononoaware mononoaware
    26-30, M
    Sep 16, 2012

    My Lists Have Lists

    I make lists for everything. I am slightly OCD when it comes to my lists too. If my husband writes on one of them I will rewrite the whole thing so it is all in my handwriting. My lists even have sub-lists that are extensions of what to do. I can't just have "clean daughter's...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 22, 2012

    Feeling So Accomplished

    I love making to do lists and checking the items off. It gives me a sense of satisfaction...and keeps me from forgetting everything I have to do. I have yet to do my "bucket list" though. I'll have to put some time into that one.
    findinme findinme
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jan 22, 2008

    List Keep Me On Track!

    Life can get hectic and busy...so I make lists. It keeps me from procrastinating, or forgetting. Keeps me organized. The feeling of accomplishment I have when I cross things off my lists is an added bonus!
    lonelymom2 lonelymom2
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Nov 4, 2012

    All Star Teacher Roster

    While Teacher Appreciation Day is in May, and it is now December, the teachers who left their imprint on my life are still in my thoughts. Hugs to all! Elena (aka Helen Lawrence) my Spanish teacher Mrs. Karen Mullen-3rd grade Mr. Hank Dietz-Jr High Science Mr. **** Bishop-Jr...
    FeelingOrange FeelingOrange
    46-50, F
    Dec 16, 2012

    Confessions, Secrets, And Facts.

    1. I don't really expect this to be interesting. This doesn't really deserve to be number one does it? Oh well. Sorry, dear. 2. I can't/dont want to sleep tonight even though I promised myself I would go to bed early. 3. I've been meaning to clean my room this week. I say this...
    Yoru Yoru
    3 Responses Aug 23, 2011

    Especially Since I Am In College

           Life became more erratic since then. If I don't write lists I'll forget about special dates, tests, assignments, appointments, and the whole bit. Urggh! Big exam Monday!
    Marowit Marowit
    22-25, F
    Mar 10, 2013

    I Hardly Ever Use Them.

    I make shopping list and when I leave for the store....it's still on the fridge! Man I hate how forgetfull I am. Then I come home and see that I missed something and I get annoyed. Anyone else have this promblem?
    Tara277 Tara277
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 21, 2012

    Lists Of Pervs Etc,Etc,Etc

    What is going on here? I thought E.P was a place to come and yourself without being judged or aded to a list. I know of two other groups who make it thier buisness to make list of people who dont think as they do. The Nazi's nd the Communists. have we become no better than those...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 26, 2013

    ✏️ A loaf a bread,

    a gallon a milk, and a stick a butter…
    andthislittlepiggy andthislittlepiggy
    41-45, F
    Jul 2, 2014

    The amount of times brook ( bold

    and the beautiful) has cried a river would have been created
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 7, 2015

    It's A Writers Thing, Guys

    I make lists - but all of them have a purpose. Story ideas for EP ... grocery lists for Peapod deliveries...things that I need to absolutely remember...notes for going online before composing the Peapod list for checking if they carry a particular item... I want to become a...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine
    61-65, F
    Apr 26, 2013

    The Queen Of List-making...

    I'm sure I must be; the queen of making lists, I mean.  It's bordering on obsession.  It's just a pity there isn't some kind of list-making competition and at the end of it the winner gets a crown, or better yet oodles of cash.  Cos I'd be a rich girlie.  I make a list each...
    charlie248 charlie248
    36-40, F
    1 Response Dec 10, 2011

    I Meet My Surgeon Tomorrow

    I must confess i'm scared to death, petrified would be more like it. It would be much different if it was just tissue, but its the core holding my body together. I've never liked doctors, the smell of a hospital or the needles. I'm a wimp to pain lol! i know it will be extensive...
    peachfuzz68 peachfuzz68
    41-45, F
    12 Responses Apr 2, 2012

    The Sad List

    It was a few years later when I started this list, The Sad List. I have kept adding to it, except for a few names from the last couple years. This is a list of people who have died. I was about 30 when I started it, when I first realized that I had been to a lot of funerals...
    FeelingOrange FeelingOrange
    46-50, F
    Jun 10, 2012

    Crazy About Them!

    It's 2:30am, and I am going to Fedex Kinko's right now to have my newly created "Master Grocery List" printed. I'm so excited! I make lists for everything. Lists of books to read, lists of tasks to complete, wish lists, long-term goal lists, packing lists, contact...
    BookNerd BookNerd
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 8, 2008

    I Am A List Maker...

    I dont care it its "what if" lists like what if we move, what if im prego, what if we get a dog, i make lists for a day trip, food shopping, to do, anything i drive my fam crazy
    ttlisaof2 ttlisaof2
    31-35, F
    Jan 8, 2012

    A List of What I Use Lists For

    1. To-do lists, of course.  Somehow, writing stuff down eases my guilt of... erm, not actually getting around to doing it. 2. Reflection-type writing.  E.g. "This past year, I realized that..." 3. Organization.  E.g. when planning an essay. 4. Lists...
    EPGrace EPGrace
    18-21, F
    May 19, 2008

    I Make Lists I Don'T Finish Or Look At Again

    Sometimes I make lists of things I've done, things I need to do, things I want to do and sometimes I use them to motivate me to finish things I've started, but a lot of the time I make them and don't look at them again. Partly because of my ILIASM situation I tend to feel...
    wantingandwaiting wantingandwaiting
    36-40, M
    May 8, 2013

    The List Queen

    I dont know why I make lists, but I do. A list for everything.  I am very organized, but not crazy about it, but I still make lists. 
    kadee6 kadee6
    51-55, F
    Aug 11, 2012

    Shopping List

    Today's grocery shopping list is courtesy of TheLeela, and FoodSmart Inc. Turkey Sausage Sweet Potatoes Fresh Asparagus 1 Red Onion 2 Avocados 1 Cantaloupe Kiwis Roma Tomatoes Kidney Beans Black Beans Artichoke Hearts Enchilada sauce...
    Infinite9 Infinite9
    70+, F
    May 2, 2012


    Hi, yes I do that a lot. Lately as soon as I write the last item I put the list in my purse, even if I am not leaving at that moment for the store. This way I have the list with me.
    junalai junalai
    61-65, F
    May 21, 2012

    I have to make lists

    or I get sidetracked or can't remember something.
    Becks2 Becks2
    46-50, F
    Feb 2, 2014

    I Don't Know Why

    On my desktop right now I have: A list of quotes I like A list of films I've seen and rated 4 or more stars and also a list of ones I want to see underneath it A list of places I want to go A list of things I wanted to do when I was having a fluke good day...
    newmurderer newmurderer
    1 Response Apr 12, 2010

    I believe that everyone is entitled to opinions

    and that is why I do lists of all the things I like and don't like on my deviantart account. Now you may be one of those negative nay-sayers who says that I just keep them to myself and that they don't belong in my gallery and should just be personal things like on my journals...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13
    22-25, M
    Apr 11, 2014

    In a mood now to make a list of over-rated

    artists, imho. -Beatles -Charles Dickens -Orson Wells -Vincent Van Gogh -Gustav Klimt -Jane Austen -Mozart.
    Cierzo Cierzo
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Nov 4, 2015

    Going to school, working,

    and doing an internship doesn't leave you with much time to do anything else. What extra time I do find myself with, I'm usually too tired to enjoy or too busy trying to get caught up with errands and the responsibilities of life. So, I've been thinking a lot about all of the...
    cherryxblossom cherryxblossom
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 17

    Because if you are planning to do someting you

    are one step closer to achieving it.
    Jennyboii Jennyboii
    18-21, F
    Feb 2, 2014
    XbandoleerX XbandoleerX
    51-55, M
    Feb 19

    I Can'T Write A Story.

    I have a hard time writing about myself.
    HeavyMetalRainDog HeavyMetalRainDog
    1 Response Feb 4, 2013

    My Poetry Map

    I thought I would make a list here of poems I've written, and put in non-poetry groups. The title will be followed by the group it's found in(some others are in the group, "I Write Poems"). Warm, Safe, Secure - I Have Been Homeless Perfect - I Have Food Allergies Beach Delight...
    FeelingOrange FeelingOrange
    46-50, F
    Sep 15, 2013

    abbey, amber, bishop,

    branch, chance, curt, dean, dolly, earl, ebony, faith, fritz, grace, grant, herald, henry, josh, judge, kale, maxwell, myrtle, nick, norm, olive, opal, pearl, pierce, rush, roger, skip, shelly, tom, tony, victor, violet, wade, will and 2 or 3 hundred others on the coolest list...
    atomiktwin atomiktwin
    51-55, M
    Feb 17

    I Am So Forgetful

    I make lists because I am so forgetful.  I have so much to do during the day, if I did not make a list half of it would not get done.  Hopefully this does make me anal.
    dixie934 dixie934
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Nov 3, 2007

    Bad Memory?

    For as long as I can remember (and that's a long time) I have always made lists.  I don't know if it's because I am afraid that I will forget something or I like being super organized or as my family would say "that my OCD is kicking in again".  All I...
    lotstogive lotstogive
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Nov 19, 2008

    I am quiet I am loud I am spontaneous I am

    reserved I am boring I am fun I am shy I am out there I have five cats I had two cats I like the light I like the moon I like the sun I am honest I am argumentative I say the opposite to your opinion
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 3, 2015

    What I Do When I'm Bored

    I'm not really sure how I got started making lists but I tend to do it more when I get bored and have nothing else to do. I'll usually make lists over pointless things like movies i've watched, video games I own etc. I usually just throw the lists away when I'm finished so I'm...
    AdorableCaterpillar AdorableCaterpillar
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 16, 2012

    I make lists of the people

    that did wrong and got away with it and if you are one of those people justice will come and you will pay for what you did. People that are new on this website you better watch out because this website is not a safe place. I seek justice and if you are a wrongdoer on this...
    SonsofJustice SonsofJustice
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Jan 4, 2015

    I Love to Cross Things Off My List.

    I make lists about everything. Things I have to do, homework, time exercised, when I'm planning on working and how many hours I have worked, groceries etc... Its not so much that I forget things, I tend to have a pretty remarkable memory, but I like to see my accomplishments...
    bluemooon bluemooon
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 19, 2007
More Stories