Inspired, overwhelmed or just a little stressed out? One if the best ways I find to get my mind organised is to write a list or two.
When I'm inspired or procrastinating I know I can get really side tracked, so having a hand written list always helps me to stay focused and get things done more efficiently. For me the best bit about a list is that when you finish a task, you can cross it off! I always feel a little sense of achievement when I see a long list getting smaller.
So I thought I'd share with you a few of my own lists and tips for keeping all your ideas and to dos organised.
Perhaps it's the teacher in me, but I love using a whiteboard to stay organised with my blog. I have this one on my office wall and keep the week's blog ideas here as well as a few inspiring images and quotes.
I love post its! I use these for smaller notes like this 'afternoon to do list'. I often write these type of lists as they keep me on track during a busy afternoon.
I can never go past a cute notebook and they are perfect for keeping all your ideas in one place. I carry this one in my handbag and while I'm at work, to note inspiring thoughts and blog ideas when I'm out and about.
Sometimes there is nothing like writing down everything you need to complete in a day on a nice bit of scrap paper. This was my list from yesterday and includes work, Uni and blog post ideas. I like to write in fun colours, to keep my lists cheerful and also colour code important items.
I just discovered a fun free To Do iphone app! It's just perfect for making lists with details and you can highlight your notes based on priority and date. I've been using this for long term items and notes on things to do in NYC. If you are the app type, here is a whole list of useful To Do apps.
Are you a list writer? I'd love to hear you tips and ideas too!