Since starting this blog and writing my book Listful Thinking — one of my favorite parts is meeting lots of people who love making lists. Even at my day job, working as a news producer, I encounter tons of fellow list makers who can’t wait to swap list tips!
Over time I’ve started to notice that list makers tend to fall into certain categories, all with their own styles of list making.
Check out the categories below to figure out what kind of a list maker you are:
Monkey List Maker
You might be this list maker if:
- You have a list for – literally – everything.
- All your lists have a place, like a notebook or in Evernote.
- You keep them in a certain order or they are color coded.
These list makers are just like me and for them lists are serious business! Monkey list makers are normally very organized, but they can fall into the trap of spending more time writing lists than crossing items off! To stop yourself from doing this make sure that every task has a deadline – even if it’s not urgent create a ‘fake’ deadline.
Monkeys are known for being very smart and efficient. Though if you’re a monkey and you don’t set a deadline – you may never get around to doing that task. Read more