You are worth so much more than the size of your crossed off to do list. But goodness knows those lists can also help in the time of decluttering or other pressing matters.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Have an unending to do list? Feel like you are never on top of things? ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Today on the blog I’m going to leave you with some to do list tips I read in a Forbes article that were simple and practical:⁣

Keep things simple

Keep things simple. Focusing on three things or less is what is recommended.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Otherwise, you’ll end up with a ton on your list and that will just lead to overwhelm and perhaps the feeling of failure since you set your expectations too high!

Write your list in advance

Write your list in advance, ideally the night before. It allows for direction and clarity going forward.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

Start right away when you have the most energy

Start right away in the morning when you have the most energy. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣I remember reading in Mel Robbin’s book The Five Second Rule about how she shares that mornings are when we have the most energy. The first few hours of the day! So, get your productive to do list juices going as soon as possible basically.

Do a brain dump

Do a brain dump if you feel the need to have a massive to do list and then set aside to reflect and look on in the future. ⁣⁣I use to do lists for a lot of things and keep running lists of them for future reference. But, my daily to do list is written in my bullet journal planner.

A picture of my journal opened up.

If you liked these tips and love your to do lists or want to get better at them, learning the simple bullet journal method may be for you too! I have some great links to get you started with using this method if that sounds like something that would be helpful. Feel free to send me an email at for those links.

Hi, I’m Kelly! I’m a mother of four children - three boys, one toddler girl - and our family lives on the beautiful east coast of Canada. I’m a past elementary teacher, turned stay at home, work at home mom eight years ago after I had my second child. I’ve found that the busier I’ve become and as my children age, that it’s become even more important to figure out what is most important to me and us as a family. Living a simpler lifestyle has helped us in so many ways in our home life - from better routines to faster tidying up times. It has been through my children that I have been inspired to learn how to effectively manage my time and to simplify in all areas of my home and life. I enjoy helping busy moms simplify home life by teaching flexible planning methods and skills. Enjoyed this blog and think it would be helpful to others? I'd love if you shared it. Thank you!