Here’s a fact about me: I am obsessed with lists. I thrive off of organisation and lists are the main thing that keep my life in order. Or in as much order as the illusion of control can possibly give you. At this present moment I have lists on my phone of the following things; Blogging to-do’s, work to-do’s, things in the post, things I need to buy, payments I’m waiting to receive, Christmas presents I want to buy for people and more. I. Bloody. Love. Lists. But not only can they be extremely beneficial for “sorting shit out“, they can also be fun and therapeutic and a good way to be creative and unwind. They don’t all have to be boring old, “do taxes, do a good shop and put the bins out”. So I’ve concocted a list of lists (that is the most Jenny thing I could have possibly done) for you to try and get stuck in to if… like me… you’re obsessed with lists.

  1. A daily to-do list (let’s start small & basic)
  2. Monthly goals
  3. Yearly goals
  4. Yearly bucket list
  5. Recipes to try
  6. Books to read
  7. Films to watch that month
  8. Christmas / birthday wish-list
  9. Things you’re grateful for
  10. Places you want to go
  11. Things you like about yourself
  12. Areas of your life you want to improve on
  13. Restaurants to try
  14. Blog posts to write
  15. Things you love about your partner
  16. Christmas present ideas for loved ones
  17. Disney movies to watch
  18. Daily affirmations
  19. Your strengths
  20. Netflix shows to watch
  21. 5 year goals
  22. Acts of kindness
  23. Why you love “your favourite thing here”
  24. Boring but important errands
  25. Things to declutter

Are you a list person? Will you be doing any of these lists? What are your favourite types of types to write?


  1. […] love lists. I make them constantly. Another blogger, Jenny in Neverland reminded me of that. As I read her article, “25 Lists For the List Obsessed” I thought back to my purse, my notepads at work, my journals at home, even my pockets as a teenager […]

  2. Yes!!!!! Lists actually help me curb my anxiety. I love them. I haven’t read through all the comments yet but have you read any of that ancient Japanese empress that has a whole book out that is all translated lists? It’s incredible!

      1. I cannot remember her name for the life of me! I heard about her on a stuff you missed in history class podcast episode a couple years ago. Googling Japanese Poets and List does not produce easy results to get through! lol

  3. I loooooove lists! Recently just filled a whole A4 notebook, not to mention the ever growing lists on my phone! X

  4. Oh my god, this is my dream come true. I am, like you, a huge fan of lists and also have a notes section on my phone full of them. But I just got a shiny new notebook and I’m so keen to try and complete all of these lists in it! Thanks so much for sharing this, I’m obsessed!
    Beth x

  5. Oh Jenny, this is the absolutely ideal post for me! Like you, I’m list obsessed! My boyfriend often tells me that I just take on extra jobs and responsibilities just so that I can list them all down and check them off haha! It’s just a fantastic way to keep on track with you life, that’s what I say! A list of blog post ideas is something that I always have on the go, and acts of kindness are lovely to record too!

    Abbey 💖

  6. I frigging love lists. I have an excel list, a phone list, and a paper list- the best kind as theres nothing more satisfying than scratching off that boring item on one of your lists! I think I might add recipes to try to my listography needs to happen. I also write snippet lists though which are quite fun: write down phrases or funny things you overhear/ see all week and then make them into poetry. Its very geeky but also can be a bit heartwarming depending what you write down. One week almost everything I wrote down was people encouraging each other.

    Jen xxx

  7. I too have a list of lists! I also said yesterday “A life without lists is a life unravelled”….lol. Luckily it was to a fellow list lover x

  8. Ah!! This post is dangerous for me. I make so many lists its ridiculous, I don’t need any more excuses to write even more lists, ahaha!

  9. wooo a fellow list lover! I write so many lists (can tell i’m a virgo), I bought this travelography list book which I’m in love with as it asks you to list everything from countries you want to go to, to cuisines you’ve tried etc! x


  10. OMG girl you have no idea how happy this post made me.. I love love love writing lists! It’s oddly therapeutic for me haha x

  11. I hate that my comment is number 26, because I feel like I’ve messed up your post, so sorry about that! I don’t make lists everyday, but more when I’m stressed and I need to get things into some form of order, then I make to do lists with the most minute of things included just so I can tick them off and calm down a little!! Every so often I make a list of all the books on my kindle to try and put them into order, and lately I’ve been putting together my Amazon wish list. Outside of books, I have a beauty wish list I add to from bloggers recommendations or magazines, and I used to make music wish lists before iTunes!

  12. I’m a list person myself too, I write so many from blog posts to write, things to do and of course like you said disney films to watch (the most importANT list)

  13. Oh my goodness I love lists almost as much as you do…! The fact that you’ve made a list of lists is hilarious xx I currently have about 7/8 to do lists on my reminders (including weekly shopping lists) and more lists in the notepads… lol!


  14. I always do a Christmas list – who to buy for and an idea for a gift. I’m rubbish with anyone other kind of list really, I’ll write a shopping list and forget to take it with me! X 💕

  15. All those lists! OMG! I am more of a to-do list person than a list person. I should write down lists more often though! xx corinne

  16. Definitely a list person. I have too many notebooks, much of them filled with lists I probably don’t actually need but it helps me stay organized… I’m also the kind of person who has a colour coordinated wardrobe…

  17. I will probably start doing a majority of these lists so I can stay in check with everything. Such a great post idea. I hope you have a great day 🙂

  18. “I’ve concocted a list of lists (that is the most Jenny thing I could have possibly done)” CRYING. Jenny, you are pure gold, I love this post! Seriously though, this is really good advice. I have so many lists on the go (my diary, the calendar, my online Outlook calendar, and also a little notebook in my bag that I use for the shopping, with random jottings at the back, but it’s all quite disorganised really). Next year I’m going to look at separating things out and keeping them in one place. Maybe even a bullet journal?! X

    Lisa |

  19. I don’t think I could function without to-do lists! Mine are categorised into ‘to-do’ ‘to-buy’ ‘to-write’ ‘to-plan’ and I would forget too many things without them! 😂

      1. I’ve just bought my first Christmas present online but haven’t even began to think what I might get other people 🙉 it was a spontaneous see it so bought it buy! Xx

  20. I absolutely love lists! Soon I’ll be writing a list of all the things I’ll need to pack for my Iceland travels and a huge Christmas list of all the goodies I need to bake for people before I grab my passport!

    Claudia xo

  21. I have a running blog ideas list on my phone so I can jot them down as soon as I get inspiration. I also have goals lists and a daily to do list. If I don’t I get nothing done haha! xx

  22. A fun one that I’m going to add in my bullet journal is lists of gift ideas for certain people!
    I already keep a list for my boyfriend in my phone; but it would be handy if I had one for other people as well. That way I just have to check the list to find some inspiration when I need a gift. 😀

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