I am a lover of lists. Are you lover of lists?
If you are, I can already tell we are going to be besties! There’s just something about making lists that brings a sense of calmness when I am feeling overwhelmed. Lists have a way of making you feel more accomplished day to day and can bring purpose to your everyday life. If you are a list lover like myself, I have put together a master list of 23 lists to make to get your life together and make the most out of your time!
Why are making lists important?
You may be wondering, what in the world is so special about lists? Well it’s pretty simple. When you write things down you will pretty much always be more likely to do it. As simple as lists are, they provide a huge mood boost when being created. Lists are a great way to organize lot’s of information without making it seem overwhelming.
Lists to make to stay organized
Things to organize
Do you have a few areas in your house that need to be tidied up? Write down what exactly needs to be organized and create your game plan.
Things to declutter
Your declutter list will help you stay track when it’s time to clean up! I like categorize my declutter checklist room by room to keep things nice and tidy.
Are you going on a trip soon? Start making putting together your packing list to be sure nothing is forgotten.
Weekly meal plan
Planning your meals for the week will help you when you are making your grocery list so that you already know what meals you are going to prepare.
Keep a list of items you have run out of, and new items to get for the upcoming week.
Having a list of your cleaning routine will make your cleaning schedule so much easier!
Lists to make for productivity
Daily to do list
Creating a daily to list everyday will keep you on track with all of your important tasks.
Weekly budgets will help you manage your spending from day to day.
Related: How to Budget The RIGHT way
Things to learn
Have you been thinking of any new hobbies to start?
Lists to make for self improvement
Keeping a list of your goals is a great way to keep yourself motivated everyday. Whether they are daily, weekly, or monthly goals, it is always good to be reminded of what you are working towards.
Writing down what you are grateful will undoubtedly increase your positivity everyday!
Make a list of all of your favorite self care activities that you enjoy for the perfect self care day!
Things that Inspire you
What gets you going everyday? Write down what gives you the inspiration to do what you love.
Things that make you happy
Keep a list of the little things that make you smile everyday.
Thank you notes to write
Has anyone been extra kind to you lately, gifted you with something, or just deserves a thank you? Make a list of these people in your life to say thank you to.
Books to read
Make a list of all of the books you have had your eye on lately to start reading soon.
Related: 10 MUST READ Self Improvement Books
Podcasts to listen to
If you see a podcast that looks interesting, jot it down so you can remember to go back to it when you are ready listen.
Lists to make for fun
Recipes to make
Make a list of any new recipes that you have had your eye on for a while.
Gift ideas for family and friends
Are there any birthdays or holidays coming up? Jot down some gift ideas to make your shopping a whole lot easier!
Date night ideas
Keeping a list of fun ideas to have when date night comes around makes it so much easier to decide what to do.
Stores to go to
Have you seen any new stores around town that you have been dying to go into? Or even just a few stores you haven’t been to in while? Keep a list of these so you can add them in your daily to do list when you have time!
Restaurants to try
Jot down some new restaurants you discover that you are wanting to try. You can even go as far as categorizing them by cuisine type. Ex. American, Chinese, Italian, Mexican, etc.
Places to visit
My all time favorite thing to do is make lists about places that I want to travel to one day!