When I don’t have goals and a plan I just spin in circles. It’s just how it is. I know that and sometimes I still get caught in the vortex. Usually because I allow something to push me off my game, but sometimes because of illness or fatigue. Either way there is one surefire way to get me pack on the path of uber productivity – the Post It Note To Do List. (I am not in anyway compensated by 3M although at the rate I use their products you would think they could give a little love my way.)
Making a Post It Note To Do List
Grab your stack of 3×3 (the square ones) Post It’s and choose the color you like best. Grab a Sharpie (again no affiliation) or your pen of choice. Then write the things you must get done today.
Note: If you are a legendary Post It Note To Do List Rock Star you can write your list the night before, but that isn’t a requirement.
The Magic Qualities of the Post It Note To Do List
You would think you could write this list on any piece of paper (and when you are more together you should totally be using my Free To Do List Printable), but when you are in a funk or just not motivated because it is gorgeous outside you need to keep it simple. The Post It Note won’t allow you to create a massive, and overwhelming, list that you can’t possibly get done. It is small enough in size that you can only write enough that you could actually tackle in a regular day.
Bonus Tip: One reason for recommending a regular Sharpie is because it writes thicker, hence not allowing you to cram too much on your list.
- Top Reasons the Post It Note To Do List Works
- It utilizes two of my favorite office supplies – Post It Notes and Sharpies
- The physical restriction of 3″ x 3″ means you can’t overwhelm yourself with too much stuff to do because you can only write a few things
- You can take it with you – it fits on the back of most phones
- At the end of the day you can see that you crossed everything off which leads to feeling AWESOME
If you find yourself struggling to get things done – I HIGHLY recommend the humble Post It Note. Show me yours on Instagram! I’d love to see it. Use #PostItToDo (Post It To Do, if you are a little hashtag reading impaired).
xo – Jacqueline, who believes that the beautiful life we want is built by crossing one thing off at a time