Effective Lists

Having an organized and clean house has always been a challenge for me. I was always great about making lists but not very good about using them. Lately I been trying a new attempt at list making. I first came across the idea of bullet journaling through Pinterest.com. I’ve just been using a plain ruled composition book for my daily lists but a bullet journal would work so much better. I just ordered one through Amazon.com.

So far my little fancy composition lists have been working. Plus it’s really nice to add little notes here and there about my day in my book. I’ve never really been one to journal so this is perfect.

Trying to motivate teenagers and a pre-teen is a chore in itself. I’ve been experimenting with “journaling” and jazzing up our childrens’ to-do lists. Above is today’s list for our 11-year-old. He got through most of the list. I think this works great for him.

Having a jazzy list for our 17-year-old is a completely different story. I’m sure there’s a lot more running through his mind than our 11-year-old. We’ll try it out for a few weeks to see if his motivation changes.

Do you organize your days with lists? What kind of lists work best for you and your family?

Here are a few links to a few blogs I found very helpful.


5 Steps to Craft a Better To-Do List

3 thoughts on “Effective Lists

  1. I’ve tried lists and they do work. My problem is remembering to write the list! Sometimes I get so caught up in doing things I forget to plan what I need to do afterwards.

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  2. I have my own journal in which I plan and create to-do lists. While I can’t speak for your 17 year old I think the reason this works for me, as a teen, is because it gives me my own sense of being productive and in control of my time. As to what kind of lists I make, I normally go for a short to do list (between 3 and 10 tasks) with stars at the side to mark which tasks are important.

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    • Making lists and following through is a great skill to have. It’ll further help you on your road to success. Good job! 🙂 I’m hoping my son will soon utilize list making more often. It was something I was never good at while growing up.

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