The more complex our lives get, the easier it is to make mistakes. Even the simple things can be forgotten or go unnoticed — let alone the difficult or complex things that fill our day. On October 30, we celebrate Checklist Day and the innovative tool that has lasted the test of time.
National Checklist Day Activities
1. Make a checklist
Grab a pen and paper. Or a smartphone. Or a rock and chisel. Think of this checklist as a tool to get everything done. Start marking down all the things that that need to happen for you to complete your project. When you are done writing everything down, cross "Make a checklist" off your checklist.
2. Check everything off your checklist
Take it one checklist item at time. Go through it methodically. Check off the items as you complete them. When you reach the end, give it one last look to make sure you didn't miss anything. Then put the list down and step away.
3. Celebrate your victory over your checklist
Raise your hands in triumph and celebrate what you have accomplished. Reward yourself for getting organized and completing everything on your checklist. Now you get to make a checklist of how to celebrate.
Why We Love National Checklist Day
A. It keeps you organized
Do you have a truck load of things to do and don’t know where to start? Start by making a checklist. This will help you organize your thoughts and your tasks.
B. It makes things visual
Putting all your tasks down in your checklist will help you see what you need to get done in its entirety. Additionally, if you forget, you have a visual reminder of what you need to do.
C. It brings a sense of accomplishment
It feels amazing to check off each completed task. Rainbows appear and dragons sing.Make a checklist