Definitely a fan of the list.
I’d like to say that it’s because the list is the key to effective organization. What plan can be successfully executed without organization? True as that may be, I think that I’m a little obsessed with list-making (and also notebooks, as shown here) because it seems more pro-active than it is. Need to tackle a big problem/variety of chores/week’s worth of meals? Well, make yourself a list! Don’t leave out a single detail; think of how many items you’ll eventually be able to check off as “done” later on. Curious about how many books you actually read in any given year? Well, start keeping a list! It’s like lite journaling: there’s no need to add commentary, but you still have a record of your journey. Feel like you need some self-improvement? Write it down. No, no-don’t crush yourself under the weight of a resolution. Just make a list! That’s the beauty of it all: it’s only a list. Tomorrow, you can tear it out and make a fresh one.