I love checklists!  I sincerely believe that if you do an activity more than once, or if the activity has multiple steps, you should use a checklist. A good checklist will take the pressure off our brains to “remember” – helping to avoid the “overwhelm” feeling.  For additional strategies to overcome overwhelm, please visit these previous posts.


Also, having a step-by-step process to follow eliminates the need to redo steps because they were out of order.  (How many times do you start a project – only to need to switch gears half way through because you forgot something?)

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Where can you use a checklist to save time and avoid overwhelm?  Here are some ideas to get you started . . .

  • morning routines
  • a sales process
  • paying bills
  • wedding planning
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  • packing for vacation
  • starting a new business
  • meal planning
  • preparing your taxes
  • posting on your blog
  • marketing for an event
  • running a meeting
  • coaching a hostess
  • training a new team member
  • going to an amusement park
  • buying a car
  • preparing for a holiday
  • gardening
  • yearly cleaning activities
  • shooting a video
  • sending Christmas cards

As you can see, you are only limited by your imagination!

Please, add to the list!  What checklists do you use?  Comment below!


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