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List Makers Gonna List

by Nicole

I am exceptionally organized and very indecisive.
I am also on top of planning, and at the same time I am all over the place.
I’ve got 10000 ideas yet no idea what I’m doing.
This only becomes a problem once it is time to start purchasing/doing things because that is when you need to have your mind made up and be ready to go.

One of the best ways I have found to stay organized and also make up your mind: Lists!!!
I love lists, more than probably the average person and I probably have ten going at any given time. But they help, I keep lists of things I have to do, things to purchase, things to decide one, places I have to go.
You name it I can list it.

For instance, I was very indecisive about my bridal shower. I knew that it had to be Beauty and Beast themed but when it came down to the details I was literally going in 100 directions. I’m pretty sure at one point it was going to look like a kids party.
To organize my thoughts I started with the different ways the theme could be played out. Then within each one began to list what it would take to do that and what the hall would look like. I found that by the end of it I had a better focus on what I wanted and what I didn’t want. Things did change as we progressed but I had an idea of what I wanted. For instance, I had originally decided on travel mugs as a thank you gift for guests, however I found amazing teacups at an amazing price so went with those.

Some people use scrap paper, but personally I go between my planner and a notebook (or a dozen). Scrap paper limits you, and can easily get lost. I’m also a little embarrassed to admit I have different notebooks based on what the list is geared towards (blog, wedding, work, my own company).
Go for notebooks/ journals that speak to you! I’m a sucker for ones with inspirational quotes that relate to what I’m going to be listing about.

Some of my favorite notebooks to use are:

Photo and notebook from www.chapters.indigo.ca

 

Photo and notebook from www.chapters.indigo.ca

 

Happy Listing!

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