Lists are great to get your ideas down, whether it be for writing, life or an art project. They are like mile stones and road maps that can keep you on course or help you see the big picture. Imagination Insurance Representative, Laurel Anderson from Schmolzanderson Labs shared with us how she uses lists.
I love lists and I cannot lie, you other brothers can’t deny, when a list shows up with an interesting theme….
I am a sucker for lists. When there’s an article or blog post that starts with[ordered_list]
- “10 things about…” Or
- “The top 25 stupidest…” Or
- “15 ways blueberries can kill…” I am hooked.
I feel like making lists helps me get things done, remember things and feel productive. It’s a trifecta of usefulness. My favorite way to make lists digitally is using numbers. I especially to use non traditional numbers. If there’s something I forgot at the start of the list, I’ll add it as item 0). If there’s something in between I’ll usually add a .5). Overall I think it shows a bit about my thought process. (see Figure 1)
On paper I don’t usually do anything except write my items down. No bullets or numbers.
I hate bullets. It’s ok if you like them. But I think they are horrible. Also they kill people. See Chris Rock explaining it. (NSFW)
ON MY iPHONE
They’re all in a folder marked
“DO IT”[four_columns] [column1]
I use at least
on my phone to make lists.[/column1] [column2][pie_chart title=’1. Notes‘ percent=’33’] [/pie_chart] [/column2] [column3][pie_chart title=’1.5) Reminders‘ percent=’66’] [/pie_chart] [/column3] [column4][pie_chart title=’2) Clear’ percent=’100′] [/pie_chart] [/column4] [/four_columns]
ON MY REFRIGERATOR
I have two stick on whiteboard calendars. I use one as an ongoing grocery list, and the other for whatever.[two_columns] [column1]
1. GROCERY LIST[/column1] [column2]
2. WHATEVER[/column2] [/two_columns]
ON MY MAC
I use the Stickies on my Mac.
I have them all over the place.
I minimize them and try to theme them by color.
I have lists of places to check out in Seoul, recipes, etc.
I don’t know if there’s a right way or wrong way to write lists but I like being able to
cross things off or delete items.
Do you make lists? How do you make them? Do you have a favorite? Bullets, numbers, alphabet, little hearts?