If you have been reading my blog for some time, then you will know that my husband and I have 5 kids. I know what you are thinking, "Wow, 5 kids!" or "How do you all manage 5 kids?" Managing 5 kids does take a lot of organizing.
If I did not have some sort of organization system in place I would look like the following picture every single day. Are you always worried, panicked, or stressed? Would list making help you be less frazzled? If so, continue reading.
One way I stay organized so I can keep up with my big family is making lists. I thought this time of year would be perfect to share this post because the New Year is coming and many people will be making resolutions. One resolution that is popular to make is to stay organized. Making lists is just one way to help a person stay organized with everything they have going on in their life.
Why Do Lists Help Me?
1. Lists Help Me Stay Organized
As I have already touched on, lists help me stay organized. Having a big family means each person has their own thing going on. Each day we have different things going in our family. Lists help me keep track of everybody as well as helping me keep track of what needs done for the day. When I am organized, my day runs smoother which definitely brings a smile to my face.
2. Lists Help Me Stay Sane
If I did not make lists, I would probably go crazy every day because I would be so flustered with our busy schedules. Making lists help me stay calm during chaotic moments during our day. With our big family, remaining calm is a big necessity.
3. Lists Decrease My Stress Level
I know this seems like a weird reason to like lists. Usually people get stressed out when they see everything that needs done writen down in one place. When.I can visibly see what needs done, I am able to check it off as it get accomplished. The satisfaction of crossing things off my to do list really does decrease my stress level.
4. Lists Help Me Stay On Top Of Things
Lists help me to stay on top of getting things done. Making lists prevent me from putting things off for too long. I don't like to procrastinate, so having a list visible helps me to stay on task during our day. I am also able to focus better with lists in front of me.
5. Lists Are Pretty
There are so many cute notepads/listpads out there. All you have to is search your favorite store online or in store shopping and I am sure you will find some cute notepads/listpads. The flower listpad pictured down below I got at Wal-Mart for just .96 cents. Even regular notepads are coming in different colors as pictured below. You can do anything to make lists look pretty. I will sometimes use different colored pens to make my lists more organized and to just make them look pretty.
6. There Are Lists For Everything
You can make a list for anything and everything. My lists are usually shopping lists, to-do lists, lists of schedules, blogging idea lists, and wishlists. I am sure anything you can think of, there might a list for it out there.
Those are the top 6 reasons making lists help me function. I hope you enjoyed reading my list about lists. One thing you should know about my lists, is that when I am making my lists I pray over them. I want everything that I have set before me to be done to bring God glory and to be done in love. If I can touch one person in a positive way that honors God, then my list is accomplished.
Do you make lists? Do you have a favorite notepad or listpad? If you don't make lists, has this post given you the boost you need to start making lists for things in your life? I would love it if you shared this post with someone in your life that might benefit from the tips I have given.