If you know me personally, you know I am an organizer. I love organizing myself and taking time to write things in my planner, and I enjoy helping others with this too. Heck, my dream job is to be a Professional Organizer.
So by this nature, I am a list-maker. I’m the one who makes a to-do list everyday, and swears by “write it down so you can cross it off.” It just helps me feel productive and successful.
Here are my top tips for list-making:
- Give your lists titles. This will help you keep lists separate, and know exactly what you are trying to accomplish.
- Write down everything. No task is too small when it comes to making lists. Write down tiny tasks so that you can have that accomplished feeling upon crossing them off.
- Start a new list everyday. Starting a new list everyday will help you focus and understand what needs to get done for a given day. Transferring items that didn’t get finished the day before will help put the current day into perspective and keep items from being forgotten.
- Keep ongoing lists. Make lists that will take time to complete, and maybe even date items as you complete them. This helps to complete larger tasks in more manageable steps.
- Switch up where/how you make lists. I make lists in all kinds of ways: using stickers, checkboxes, with washi, crossed-off, etc. Make all kinds of lists in many different ways – you will find that some ways are better suited for one kind of list.
These are the most relevant and applicable listing tips that I use and live by, and I hope they help you too!