23 Apr 2015

my obsession with handwritten lists

I'm obsessed with writing lists - shopping lists, university-related lists and lifestyle related lists, such as these lists from my 'home inspiration journal'. Studying something that requires me to know a little about everything means that lists are very useful for breaking down an intense topic. For example, lists of differential diagnosis for someone who has come to see the doctor about a cough and lists of the signs and symptoms of a condition. Other lists that I like are mnemonics - they are super handy for recalling information specific to certain conditions or topics.

When I write out my revision notes, I use a lot of lists and abbreviations there too. Everything is handwritten as I believe it helps me absorb the information easier and quicker; and lists mean that everything is condensed so that I don't have to read long paragraphs of prose about a topic. My attention span is pretty short so it enables me to make the most of this short period where I actually have my mind set on the task at hand (i.e. revision).

Another way I jazz up my list writing is to write them on a sticky note - this brightens things up for sure and also helps with recall of vast amounts of information.


Sorry for another brief post - exams are coming up so I'm definitely feeling an impending sense of doom.

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  1. Your handwriting is so pretty! I'm obsessed with hand written lists too. I love notetaking apps on my phone, but there is something about pulling out my Filofax for my shopping list. Seems more 'real' somehow ^ ^

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    1. Thank you! :) I agree, there's nothing like a physical handwritten list x

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  2. I love seeing all your pages. Your handwriting is so lovely and your organisation is envied! :) xx

    www.floriparks.uk

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    1. Hi Joanne, thank you for your lovely comment :) x

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  3. I love seeing all your pages. Your handwriting is so lovely and your organisation is envied! :) xx

    www.floriparks.uk

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  4. How do you draw such straight lines? My lines always start out nice and straight, but by the time I'm done, my lines look more like squiggles :)

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    1. Hi Carina, my lines really aren't that straight hehe :) I guess it's just practice and they get a little straighter but they could definitely be better! x

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