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Be the Woman You Want to Be by Elisabeth Wilson, Infinite Ideas

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7. List lustre

Lists can bring order into your life and mind – but only if you use them wisely, young Padwan.

The beauty of writing a list is that you can tick it off and have a visual reminder of how much you have achieved in the day.

My friend Alex could probably sort out world peace if she was given a pad, a pen, a bit of time and a free hand. She is the list genius. I once made the mistake of telling her how overwhelmed by work I felt.

‘Right,’ she announced, in the manner of one about to go to war. ‘Get me my pad and start telling me what you have to do.’ She sat there and made a list of everything I had to do over the course of that month. She then went through and prioritised it. I tend to do a lot of favours for my ex – probably ...

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