Why I Love To-Do Lists
To-do lists are a personal favorite of mine. I am always making lists! Â If someone needs me to do something I ask them to write it down for me. Â This does make those around me a little upset but, it’s the way I get things done.
I write them down on both sticky notes and in a notebook. I buy larger size post-it notes (the ones with about 10 lines) for small lists like groceries or reminders. While finding thatÂ a notebook Â is more helpful when creating bigger lists such as packing for a trip. With trip lists I usually make about 5 of the same lists. I know, this sounds a tad bitÂ extreme. However, I like to make sure that the lists are in the best possible hand writing for easy read. I also like to start crossing things out or highlighting what is already done which needs two separate lists )one fore crossing out and one for highlighting). With that, I then make a new “to-do list” of things that still need to be done.
For me, listsÂ also need to be pretty. Â Or course pretty is a subjective term so, anything you like will be amazing just for you!Â WhenÂ buying newÂ post-it notes I enjoy the assorted stack with bright colors. Â This way I can color code each list and then it gives a little ‘pep’ in my lists as well as adding a little more pep in my step for the day ahead. Â PlusÂ bright colors and stickers liven up a list and that makes it 10x better! Â Even if my lists is of chore duties, I can’t help but be happy with my pretty list. Â Any way to make things fun to get stuff done!
Lists also help me stay on track with each task. Â Crossing out each assignment I set out for the day feels very rewarding. Â This makes me feel like I’ve been productive as well as the feeling of accomplishment when the list is done.
Until next time…
Happy Valentine’s Day!