Saturday, December 12, 2009

Lists


Why is it that we make lists? Christmas lists, to do lists, book lists, shopping lists...etc. Especially at this time, I'm always making lists. Perhaps it's to remember every random thing we need to do? or perhaps it helps us stay on track? The only problem is there are still things we want to do and have to do. Occasionally we will be lucky and something will be both a want and necessity.

I'm currently in this predicament. There are things I need to do...Christmas shopping is a huge one - But so is taking finals. So what will I spend my day doing? I need to get a birthday present and I need to get myself some things, so I will probably spend the entire day getting ready for Christmas and not studying.

This happened to me on Tuesday. Instead of doing the million things I needed to do for school I spent the day cleaning and organizing. So, I ended up being awake until 2 am writing a paper that I was too scared to read the next day, because I didn't want to know how disjointed it was.

So why do I make lists? I end up just doing whatever sounds the most exciting anyway. Perhaps it's not the lists that's the problem, but the priorities.

Well I will get back to making my to do list for the day and coming week.

Merry Christmas!

1 comment:

Papa John said...

Welcome to the club - it is a big one! Not many of us ever figure out how to prioritize things and just end up doing what we think should come next.