I have been trying to give up my controlling nature. I have made great progress. Meditation really helps.
BUT, some habits of control are SO comforting. For example, LISTS! Lists are wonderful. Lists make all things possible. At least as long as you have multiple short lists and only look at the pertinent ones (after referring to your list of lists).
Several apps/software packages feed into this list fetish. I am playing with several and have not yet found the perfect one. I started with Springpad on my Kindle Fire but there is no app for it on my Windows 8 machine. I like One Note on the Windows 8 computer but pages cannot be copied or printed. Nor is there a Kindle Fire app for it. I want to be able to sync between all my electronics since I am putting my favorite recipes on it and want to be able to access it wherever I am, whether there is internet access or not.
I just downloaded Evernote. I will let you know how that works out.
Other than recipes, the biggest thing I have put into a notes program is a Spring Cleaning task list broken down by room. I can check off each task as I accomplish it. I only have to look at the list for that particular room so do no get overwhelmed by the huge picture of the whole house and yard. I even have separate lists for nice days and rainy days. Nice days list yard work tasks, rainy days have paperwork tasks.
I have started on the Living Room task list. I am working away at washing painted wood and windows. I also checked off the whole list for Rainy days (2 in a row) and today took down the picket fence panels on my Sunny day list. Check, check, check.