Let's face it, when it comes to getting your stuff together to reach a new goal, you have to get organized in some way. I was the last person to admit that making lists and keeping a planner are essential to staying relaxed, until I actually bought a planner and started with the lists. It really, really, really does make my life flow better. For me, if I don't write an idea or a chore down, I'll either forget or not have enough motivation to follow through. Writing it down though, and getting to cross it off once complete, is all the motivation I need now. I have no idea why, but it feels amazing to put a check in a tiny little box at the end of a task. So rewarding.
Now, I'm not saying lists are for everybody. Just as people learn in different ways, people operate their lives in different ways. For you, it could be a chocolate rewards system (I may or may not indulge in this as well), or you might not need anything at all to help you remember to do the dishes. The lists work for me though, and planning has been extremely instrumental in the upkeep of this blog. Without my little planner and calendar, this blog would simply not be what I want it to be, and for that, I am forever grateful.