Why I Stopped Writing Lists

And Reclaimed Time to Get Things Done

Andy Spears
3 min readJan 12, 2022

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Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash

I used to be a list person. I’d make to-do lists at the start of each day to map out what I was going to do or wanted to do.

The lists weren’t all that big. Maybe three to five items that needed to get done that day.

As I worked through a day, I felt a sense of accomplishment by checking off the items I…

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Andy Spears

Writer and policy advocate living in Nashville, TN —Public Policy Ph.D. — writes on education policy, consumer affairs, and more . . .