I LOVE making lists! It’s always been this way, but even more so since I started working from home. There is always so much that I want to accomplish and making lists keeps me productive, organized and feeling like I’ve actually gotten something done.


Sometimes the task of making a list is more about brainstorming and getting your ideas out on paper in front of you. Other times, it’s just so you won’t forget something—like a shopping list. For the most part, I like to write lists down on paper. I’m just getting into using digital tools just because it makes more sense for work items. I’d hate to lose a notebook or forget where I wrote something down.


Here are a few of the lists that I have and make on a regular basis

  • Work/personal to-do’s
  • Books I want to read
  • Places to visit
  • Local restaurants to try
  • Business/personal goals
  • Financial goals
  • Workout ideas
  • What I want to learn
  • Morning/night routines
  • Weekly meals & grocery lists
  • Ongoing projects
  • Blog content ideas
  • Grammer checklists
  • Project process lists
  • Monthly recaps and future plans
  • Gratitude list
  • Values


All my lists go in my planner that I pretty much take everywhere. It makes it easy to write down inspiration no matter where I am.


Even when I make the most basic list, it helps me to be more productive and reach my goals. It forces me to get clear about what I need to accomplish and the concrete action steps to get to the finish line. There are a few questions that help to establish what lists I want to make other than the usual “to-do’s” of normal life.

  • What makes me happy?
  • What does my ideal day look like?
  • What do I want to experience?
  • How much money do I want to make in the next year, in 5 years, in 10 years?


I believe that getting your ideas and plans out into the universe will help them come back to you. The more you focus on something, the more likely you are to accomplish your goals. Not only do I use this practice for the manifestation purposes, but also to:

  • Stay focused
  • Clear my mind
  • Help to remind me of things
  • Stay on track
  • Increase motivation
  • Keeps me from feeling too overwhelmed


What are your favorite lists?  Do you have any recommendations for digital list making tools/apps?  Comment below =)


Thanks for reading,


Lauren Fischer Designs