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13 Lists to Make When You Feel Disorganized

13 Lists to Make When You Feel Disorganized

We all have those days when we're feeling less than stellar and not on our A-game. I often suggest to clients that when they're feeling overwhelmed and disorganized to get everything out of their head. Essentially, do a brain dump! Everyone knows what happens when we take mental notes, right?!



Here are 13 lists to make that can help you get back on track:


1. Your priorities for the day/week/month/year.

Reminding yourself of the big picture always keeps things in perspective.


2. A meal plan for the week.

Because being "hangry" is never a good thing!


3. Bills to pay with amounts and due dates.

Knowing where your money is and where's it's going helps you feel better on top of things.


4. Things you're thankful for.

It's always good to take stock of your blessings - where focus goes, energy flows!


5. This week's appointments and errands.

Knowing where you need to be on any given day helps you shape your schedule and better prioritize.


6. A home project or repair list.

You know those home projects you keep putting off? Well, take a step towards doing something about them.


7. The valuable people in your tribe.

Remembering the supportive people in your life who you can rely on can be so comforting.


8. Things you love about yourself.

A little self-love never hurts!


9. Your grocery list.

Quit forgetting items or buying things you already have.


10. Areas in your house to declutter.

At least having a roadmap of the different spaces will make the task seem less overwhelming because writing 'whole house' just isn't helpful.


11. Your favorite quotes or sayings.

Remind yourself of those inspirational words and mantras to keep you on track and moving forward.


12. Spaces in your home that are organized.

Why not write the areas down that you're having success with? It reminds you that you can do it.


13. Your favorite childhood memories.

To remind you of a time less complicated and that there's nothing wrong with getting back to a more simple life.


Which list will you start working on?




Categories: Time Management, Motivation


  • #7 and #4 are very closely related - except that #4 we keep to ourselves. Thanks for the important reminder to tell others how much they mean to me!
    4/10/2017 3:14:20 PM Reply
    • @Janet Barclay: My mother is doing a neat project this year where she's writing a thank you note for every week of the year to people in her life who have helped her out at some point or another or who have just been an inspiration to her. Isn't that awesome?!
      4/10/2017 5:52:18 PM Reply
  • I like the spaces in your home that are organized, having a list of positives is a great idea, it gives you energy to tackle the harder parts.
    4/10/2017 7:50:54 AM Reply
    • @Jill Robson: Agreed! It's kind of like doing things and then writing them on your to-do list so you can cross them off! Why not just make a whole list of the successes, right?!
      4/10/2017 5:50:56 PM Reply
  • Great lists. We tend to get overwhelmed and even forget to write things down. I constantly remind my family to write it down. I find that the meals for the week list take me so long to set up. We like to eat a variety of things throughout the week and each week isn't the same. So, instead, I opted for a meal delivery service and I cook it from home. I really love the different options and I don't have to purchase extra food in the fridge because the recipe only calls for 1 cup and I had to purchase 2 cups. Annoying. =)
    4/10/2017 7:44:57 AM Reply
    • @Sabrina Quairoli: How great that you remind your family to write things down! Before long, I'm sure it'll become a habit. And how neat that you've found one of those meal services that work for you! I've heard mixed reviews from a lot of friends.
      4/10/2017 5:49:55 PM Reply
  • I think the old "count your blessings" list really helps put things in perspective quickly. One look at the news and you realize that a messy house isn't such a big deal, right?
    4/7/2017 8:14:34 AM Reply
    • @Seana Turner: Agreed! I know many people who keep a gratitude journal for just that reason.
      4/7/2017 11:40:00 AM Reply

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