I am a ‘listaholic’ and I don’t need help.
Lists are an understated staple for being organised and on top of things.
Lists can be a real comfort – hand written or typed.
Never underestimate the power of a list – it will force you to focus on what needs to be done and there is a genuine satisfaction that comes from ticking things off.
Lists can make you more productive.
It sounds cliche but writing things down does help bring them to life – when it’s written you can’t pretend/forget/avoid, once it’s in black and white you’ve practically made a contract with yourself.
So what kind of lists do I make?
- Lists of things I need to buy on the way home/lunch time, from which shops and in what order
- Lists of errands to run for the week
- Lists of items to pack for a holiday – many of which are the same each time so I keep a template spreadsheet
- Pinterest shopping wish lists and ‘might buy’ lists (an easy ‘go to’ when I need ideas of a new outfit quickly)
- Pinterest gift ideas lists. You never know when an unexpected occasion will arise where you might want to give someone a gift, as well as predictable birthdays and Christmas. To avoid being predictable and unprepared, I always keep a look out for interesting gift ideas and add them to this ongoing ‘go to’ list
- I have Amazon lists for various things (books, household, digital music, clothes), including a wish list
- I do most of my grocery shopping online, which is great because you can see lists of the previous items you’ve bought before. This makes remembering key items an easy task and I get the grocery shopping done quicker
- Bucket list
- Ideas for future blog posts
- When planning a holiday I have lists of hotels to avoid, consider or definitely target (in order of preference) based on my research and reading reviews
and the list goes on….. 😆
Mobile phone/tablet ‘notes’
Post it notes