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23 Practical and Fun Lists to Make (#6 might surprise you!)

These fun lists to make in life have you covered for if you’re feeling unproductive, overwhelmed or just a bit bored!

I’ve compiled a list of lists of lists – or something like that – to inspire you because I am quite obsessed with list-making myself.

Since I learned to write, list-making has been something I’ve loved doing. There’s so much satisfaction in getting everything out of my head and on to paper.

Plus, if it’s a To Do list I’m writing, there’s the added bonus of being able to check off each task in turn and get stuff done.

Are you a list-maker too?

Here’s why I think you should be!

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The Benefits of Writing Lists

The process of writing lists is so therapeutic to many people. It takes away much of that level of overwhelm that exists when you don’t really have a tangible grip on everything you need to do.

As I tick things off my lists and get things done, I get the same buzz with both small and big tasks.

Making lists makes me happy, keeps me organised and in turn, reduces my stress levels.

There are many ways I write my to do ist – mainly in my paper planner but occasionally on my phone or online.

Then, of course, there’s Pinterest – you’ll see how my love for list-making extends to pretty pictures too!

I get my favourite Notebooks for list-making here.

 

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23 Practical and Fun List Ideas

1. Goals Lists

January is always a good time to plan your goals for the year ahead but what’s to stop you from planning your goals any time of the year? Nothing! But they don’t all need to be stock standard goals either.

Whether it’s a life Bucket List or something health or wealth related, grab your pen and paper, create a list and get goal-planning. What are your bucket lists ideas?

2. To Do Lists

My weekly planner looks a but like lists of lists most weeks. At the end of each week, I think about the things to make lists of that I need to get done the following week.

Then I create a daily to do list and sometimes a weekly to do list, so I can check them off as I go.

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You might use a planner or a simple to do list pad for your daily task list. Or you might prefer an online list maker like Listium.

Whatever form of to do list maker you use, To Do Lists are some of the most common lists people make to be more organised and productive.

And it’s just one example of lists to make in a journal and you can grab my free printable to do lists to get organized here.

Related: How to Remember to Use a Planner

3. A Team To Do List

This might not be as FUN if you don’t like your job! If you need to share your work to do list with other colleagues, you could try out a project management website or app like Asana. It’s an online business to do list organiser that’s ideal for business.

You can put together and share a project management task list, process lists or any other to do list for work. Even for small businesses, having an online project to do list can help you share work and tasks more efficiently.

4. Gratitude Lists

At the start of the day, or at the end, write a list of the reasons you’re awesome or what you’re grateful for! Find out more about keeping a Gratitude Journal here.

Related: Free Printable Motivational Planner Stickers

5. Hobbies or Skills Lists

Are there any activities, hobbies or skills that you would love to do or learn but never get around to?

Make a list of them and pin it up somewhere you can see it – make it your goal to start!

6. Exes List!

Oh why not – make a list of your ex loves, where you met them and what you learned from being in that relationship. Then you can always burn it!

7. Most-Used Phone Apps

Write a list of the apps your love and use the most – then when you’re asked for recommendations from friends, send it on.

8. Cleaning Lists

Ok, if I’m honest, I dislike cleaning. The cleaning part itself isn’t fun for me – although it is for many! But a cleaning list is one of my favourite lists to make when bored.

The organisational part is more fun though. Maybe you’ll create a chore lists for families or a collaborative to do list for cleaning and get the whole family involved.

I will be adding a chore lists for kids to my free Resource Library soon.

9. Routines Lists

Aside from cleaning, think about the other routines you do. Perhaps it’s your morning or evening routine, or getting the kids ready for school.

Having a routine list on paper will ensure you don’t miss any part of the process and help it to become a regular habit that you stick to.

Related: 10 Bad Habits I Changed And How You Can Too!

10. Shopping Lists

I update my grocery shopping list every day with the things we’re running low on and need to reorder. You might keep this list on your phone, in you planner or online.

Related: Weekly Meal Planner and Shopping List!

11. Meal Planning Lists

If you want to save time and money, get more organised or even improve your health, a meal planning list might be the answer.

You can use this list to plan our your weekly meals in advance to save thinking time when you don’t know what to cook. This will also help you stay on track with your eating regime and know exactly what food to buy if you’re planning meals in advance.

Related: Free Printable Meal Planner Stickers

12. Gift Ideas

Whether it’s for yourself or a loved on!

13. Weirdest Dreams

Keep a track of the unusual dreams you have and google them to find out what they might mean.

14. Favourite Podcasts

Oh, and you can check mine out here!

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15. Alphabetical Lists

What can you list from A-Z? Favourite foods? Capital cities? Flowers?

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16. Packing Lists

Whether it’s for a weekend away, holiday or moving house, there’s a packing list for every occasion to ensure you don’t forget everything!

Related: Free Holiday Pack List

17. Birthdays

Pop a list in your planner of the birthdays you need to remember each year and never be caught out.

18. Self-Care Lists

Busy mums don’t always get enough time to themselves – you can see here my list of Me Time Activities for Mums.

19. Song Lists

List the songs you love or loathe the most – or your karaoke classics.

20. Decluttering Lists

Check out my recommendations of 13 things to declutter right now here.

21. Film Lists/Movie Lists

If you’re a bit of a movie buff, how about creating film lists by genre, year or just your faves?

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22. Book Lists

Same goes for book! Maybe you could make book lists for book clubs, book lists for adults or kids or the books you want to read next.

23. Baby Names List

Do you have a baby on the way? Or are you considering on in the future? Why not make baby name lists and meanings of them now so you can look back over it when the time comes to name your baby!

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Practical and Fun Lists to Make Conclusion

Sometimes, you can just make funny lists of things to pass the time. Whether it’s a pointless alphabetical lists of animals, funny lists about life, funny lists Buzzfeed and beyond – I can get lost in those listicles!

There are so many lists to make for fun and it doesn’t always have to be about being organised and productive.

Don’t have a fear of lists, embrace them – before long you’ll be making list of lists of lists of lists to make for yourself and others! If the indirect result of that is you being more organised, that can’t be a bad thing, right?

What are your favourite list of lists to make?

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