Essentials of List Making

‘Writing is the only way I have to explain my own life to myself.’  Pat Conroy

Season of Lists 03.

Part of playing around with this season’s prompts has been like learning to play with a new toy you didn’t know you wanted but then can’t put down. I discovered there is something about writing a list that helps create a state of mindfulness.

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Making a list seems to pare a thing, a thought, back to it’s essentials and there is something a little zen about that process.

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‘Writing is the only way I have to explain my own life to myself.’ is Pat Conroy’s well chosen quote on the Get Messy List prompts for week 3. Writing is a great tool for helping to get clarity. I also think that art, art journaling, music, craft and other creative pursuits, do the same very important, sanity saving job for people too.

That challenge of thinking of things in terms of a list, hasn’t come naturally but it has helped me manage the stress of a huge month full of change, of beginnings and endings. Got me thinking in a different way. I value that.

Ciao for now.





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