I used to think that I was a little obsessed with making lists of things I needed to do. I still make lists, but now I am beginning to think that they are actually a way of letting things go. When I write something down it no longer spins around in my head. It no longer occupies precious space in my mind nor does it eat up valuable mental energy. When I remember today something that I will need to do five days from now, I write it down, and we leave each other alone until those five days have passed. Everything still gets done in a timely manner. In addition to this benefit, my mind feels less cluttered, less anxious, and more prepared to meet this particular day and everything it offers. When we let go of things that are unnecessary to hold onto right now, there is space to receive the new experiences, the new thoughts, the new moments of each day.