Using To-Do Lists to Help Manage Anxiety

Benya Clark
4 min readNov 20, 2018
Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash

To-do lists are one of the oldest productivity “hacks” in the book. These days, they’re as popular as ever, thanks to the proliferation of bullet journals and task-scheduling apps.

For most of my life, I never bothered with to-do lists. I dismissed them as superfluous and had trouble understanding why anyone found them helpful. That changed when I got my first job as a lawyer. Suddenly, I…

Benya Clark

I’m a lawyer turned writer from North Carolina. I write about sobriety, mental health, and more. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter at