I recently started the new habit of writing down a list of what I'm going to do the next day, as it becomes the last thing I do before I throw myself into the deliciously cozy covers of my bed and fall asleep. I write down literally everything I plan to do: 'Exercise,' 'Eat breakfast,' etc. etc...I make sure not to leave out the things I actually have to do to stay alive.
But obviously, none of us needs to include those things in whatever list we make. The point of my writing this post is to share that lists are a great way to make sure that the things you must, want, or need to do never escape from that busy-bee mind of yours!
If you wish to procrastinate less and also become more committed to things like buying the new furniture or writing that novel you always wanted to write (yes, those little sparks of creativity deserve some fulfillment too), make sure those things are at the top of your list!
Lists are quite handy, because once your thoughts are materialized through the driven force of ink that's slightly smeared on the bright page yet that's completely ingrained on the sheet and in your mind, you feel like you owe more to yourself to do the things you wanted and needed to do.
The time has finally come for you to get that novel finished, so don't just sit there reading this blog post, go on and start writing that list (and then your novel...)!