Friday, November 09, 2012

I Love Lists

I'm sitting here making lists. They're my way of keeping things under control. I have a grocery shopping list, a list for other things we need to buy (new home stuff like a guest bed and a rake), and there's a long to-do list for this weekend. There's something so satisfying about crossing things off a list- you feel so self-satisfied and productive somehow.

I love reading lists too. When I see a blog post titled "5 ways to...", "7 ideas for...", "10 things that...", you can bet I'll click through and read it. I need to work on more list posts for this blog! Meanwhile, on this Friday night, here is a list of 10 inspiring and informative posts from other blogs that will leave you listless no more.

1. Tiny Buddha: 6 powerful questions that will change your life forever
2. The Simple Dollar: 100 things to do during a money-free weekend
3. Happiness Project: 7 ways to be happier at home
4. Apartment Therapy: 5 DIY play kitchens
5. Unclutterer: 8 ways to cut clutter from your communication
6. Young House Love: Momma's closet (7 tips)
7. The Kitchn: 15 tips for better weekly meal planning
8. Flypaper: 100 "must read" picture books
9. Apartment Therapy: 25 green cleaning recipes
10. Cooking with Siri: 100 favorite Diwali recipes

Are you as fond of lists as I am? 

11 comments:

  1. I love lists too...like you said, somehow it makes me feel like I'm in control ! Have a great Diwali !

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  2. oh yeah! started with packing lists when i was going to hostel... now i have lists for everything... sometimes i will wake up from my sleep and make a list if i am having a particularly stressful day

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    1. Packing lists! So useful- and I still usually forget to pack something. Yes, lists do help you sleep better by removing thoughts onto paper.

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  3. I absolutely love making lists and a teeny weeny satisfaction when I strike off task from it :-). Thanks so much for the mention of my post.

    Wishing you a very Happy Diwali. May god bless you and your family with loads of joy, good food and good health as well.

    Hugs,
    Siri

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    1. Thank you for the sweet wishes, Siri, and wishing you the same! Did you make all 100 treats from your list??

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  4. Great post, Nupur! Have you read "The Checklist Manifest" by Atul Gawande? I think you will enjoy reading it.
    Soniya

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    1. Yes, I did read it and liked it very much. Makes perfect sense to use lists for everything, groceries to brain surgery.

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  5. Hi Nupur,
    Am a big fan of your blog, and follow it regularly. And am so glad that for November, you will blog everyday!
    I understand one generally does not post their blog links in the Comments section. But I wanted to share a blog post I wrote on making lists: http://amishi-shahmerchant.blogspot.com/2012/02/worried-about-daily-meals-kickstart.html

    Making lists makes things a lot easier - in terms of planning, and having extra time on hand. I absolutely understand if this comment has to be deleted since I give my blog's URL here.
    Thanks!

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    1. Great tips! Thanks for sharing them.

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  6. Loved the links. I gotta try the Tiny Buddha one soon - kinda stuck in limbo about certain things. That just may provide the clarity I need. Thanks, N! Happy Diwali to you all!

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