As a professional, you know how important it is to stay motivated and organized. One of the simplest ways to achieve both of those goals is by creating lists. Beyond the grocery lists and daily to-do lists, there are a number of other lists you can and should be writing to help keep yourself inspired.
- Books to Read/Movies to See/TV Shows to Watch – How you spend your free time is incredibly important. The next time your boss talks about a great book she's just read, or your friends start talking about a show or movie you've never heard of, jot it down! You'll be able to relate to those around you, while making the most of your down time.
- Restaurants to Try/Recipes to Make – Menu planning or setting up a night out just got easier, when you have an inventory of restaurants or recipes you've been meaning to try at your disposal!
- Places to Visit – A travel list is a great way to keep yourself motivated at work, knowing how and where you're going to spend your weekend or vacation time is a great way to stay productive during your time at work! This is also a great conversation starter in the office or at networking events!
- Passwords – For security reasons, many professionals recommend using complicated, varying passwords for all of your accounts. While this can keep you safe, it can be a pain to remember them all! Keeping track of your passwords in a secure spot, with an easy to update list is a great way to stay organized at work and at home!
- Done List – A list of your accomplishments is a great way to boost your self-esteem and keep you motivated to stay productive!
- Bucket List – A popular list to make, the bucket list is a record of all the things you want to do before you die. These can be major accomplishments or minor goals, the most important thing is that they mean something to you!
- Short and Long Term Goals – Setting some time limits for yourself will help keep you on track in terms of accomplishing your goals.
- Favorite Quotes – What better way to stay positive and productive than by re-reading some of your favorite quotes? Keep adding to this list, and feel free to organize it by mood or author, so you'll easily be able to find the inspiration you need!
- Things You're Thankful For – Late nights in the office, stuck in rush hour traffic, it can be easy to get caught up in the day to day negativity of life. Focusing on the good, with a list of the things you're thankful for can be a quick mood boost that can really change your day!
What other lists do you think are important to keep? Important dates, DIY projects, other lists to make… Share with us on Facebook, Twitter, or with a comment below, we can't wait to hear about your favorite lists!