Why You Should Use Motivational Lists To Get What You Want

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We all have a million things we want to do and achieve in our lives, but sometimes it can all seem too much. It’s incredibly easy to become overwhelmed, to sink under the weight of all your goals, and you may even start to lose focus. This is why a simple list is a vital tool in helping you reach your ambitions and ultimately, success.




Printable Planner Etsy


This may seem obvious, but motivational lists will help maintain motivation – which we all know is hard at times. If you’re really lacking motivation you need to check out our Monday Motivation article on why looks aren’t everything! When you’ve got this big seemingly unattainable dream, listing the steps that you intend to take will clarify your thoughts and give you achievable short-term targets. Once it’s written down, a task becomes a commitment and every time you cross one off is a mini fist pump moment, making it so much easier to push on through to the next task.



Lists are amazing at keeping us organized. Structuring your tasks will make them far more manageable and you will feel much more grounded. You can easily see what’s done and what you still have left to do. So, sit down, make a plan, and then see that plan through to realization! That’s why we believe a notebook is the simplest tool for productivity.




Printable Planner Etsy

To achieve your goals, you need to prioritize the important jobs over the ‘it can wait’ jobs. Your list will help you stop wasting time, (like watching cat videos on YouTube!) and refocus your attention. How often do you spend thinking about what needs to be done next, whilst already doing something? Or worry about what you’ve forgotten? With a list, you won’t forget a thing or be as distracted, and your productivity levels will shoot up!

So, start listing and you will become less stressed, more organized and realize you’ve got so much more time in the day to get things done. Your goals will become easy to reach!


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  • Lavina

    The etsy planners are so cute!

  • Catryn

    I honestly probably make too make lists (is that a thing?). My desk at work has a list of goals for each day, my phone has a list of personal goals, and my computer has a list of blog goals. Obviously sometimes they overlap, if I’m out and have a good idea for my blog I jot it down quickly in my phone, but I honestly feel like I’ve never been more productive. I love looking back and thinking, “oh yeah, that was a good idea.” or “look at all I’ve accomplished today.”

    Sweet Horizon

  • Roula Bagia | La Grèce J’aime

    Lists are everywhere in my home and office! I fill them in with daily tasks and I always keep one with motivational quotes to keep me going on difficult days! That Etsy planner is really cute and I have already bought mine :)

  • Little Shrew

    I like writing motivational lists every time I want to do something ‘big’ and in fact it helps me a lot.
    Very true and inspiring post! :)


  • [email protected] + Dill

    I agree!!! When I make lists I feel 10 times more productive!!! Off to make my daily list now! =)

  • Sara | The Graphicteller

    Making a daily list at the moment! :)

  • Christina

    Please also make a android app! Can’t wait! Love your work guys.xx

  • GᗩIᒪ ᐯEᖇOᑎIᑕᗩ

    What about if you forgot where you have written your list in your notebook is missing what do I do run out door and try and remember list or go silly trying to find it..

  • Elise

    These ideas are so cute & I’m sure they would spur me on, as a blogged, to get things done! Thanks for the inspiration. X


  • Alexis

    Love the inspiration. I forgot how fun to make lists. Can’t even read my own writing sometimes because I only type now. Thanks for the reminder!
    xx Alexis
    YouTube “Travel with Alexis”

  • Denise

    Though everybody did this! I do it so I don’t forget the mundane tasks of the day and shopping, not because I’ve got ” goals” but I guess thats different way of thinking about it. We are not all ambitious and some of us are happy with our lives and just want to live each day and make the most of now.

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