I have a lot of long-term projects, like everybody. Stuff I want to do, to get to, ‘eventually.’ I tend to get bogged down in everyday and shove it to the back burner, which is fine, but my problem is that when I do have time, all the things I wanted to do have slipped my mind. Which is why I spend a lot of time on Twitter and have very little to show for it.
To help myself remember to tackle all those things I want to do ‘someday,’ I decided I needed a To-Do Wishlist. Something that wasn’t my daily to-do list, but also wasn’t so far-reaching that it was a bucket list. I wanted something I could categorize, too; my projects tend to fall into difference spaces in my life. Some are parenting-related; some are writing-related; some are product designs that I’d like to get up and for sale. Each category has a list of stuff I’d like to get to, soonish.
So I designed myself a list. And even better, I laminated it, using my delightful new toy. Now, I can slip one or two into the pocket of my daily planner to remind myself of things I want to do in my spare time; or I can post some up on the wall above my desk as a running tally of work to do (this might be a ‘new house’ thing – right now, my desk has a big window over it and no wall space).
And, since I’m a generous soul, I thought I’d make my To-Do Wishlist available as a free printable. If you’d like to laminate it like I did, here are links to the laminator, pouches, and pens I used, although you can feel free to do it in whatever way you like. If you want it bare paper or cardstock, have at it and print away. Note that this is a 5×7 inch design, sized to fit in most daily planners (I have the Emily Ley Simplified Planner, which I love). If you’re printing just one, you’ll need to cut it out. I printed two on each sheet, and just had to cut in half and trim the edges.
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