To Do Lists Can Be Fun!

To do list can be fun

I’ve been asked a number of how-to questions about to do lists:

*Are to do lists only for work?

*Can I make personal to do lists?

*Should I combine my personal and professional to do lists?

*How detailed do they need to be?

*How many items should I have on there?

*Is there any way to do lists can be less tedious or overwhelming?


You can browse my various to-do list recommendations here.


In this post, I’d like to answer the last question in the above list and share with you an example of how to do lists can be fun. Yes, that’s right. I called to-do lists FUN!

My husband and I (like you) work very hard. We also understand the importance of self-care, rest and recharge. That’s why we also play hard. We create to do lists for our personal time so we can get those life chores taken care of and still have time to enjoy as many moments as possible.

What I’m about to share with you is a to do list from a celebration weekend. We usually pick one weekend between our birthdays to go all out on celebrating. This year, our celebration weekend was a four-day weekend, so that meant plenty of time for shenanigans from Thursday evening through Monday. Our to-do lists for the mornings consisted of household tasks and responsibilities. Here’s what our late afternoon / evening to do list looked like:


late afternoon / evening to do list

To do lists can be fun! More importantly, by creating a to do list, you’re making a commitment to yourself to make this happen. Since relaxing and enjoying our time together is important to us, we create to do lists that allow us to get our household tasks completed as quickly as possible (there’s no dilly-dallying or debating because we’ve already decided) and get to the fun stuff as quickly as possible. When we want to relax during an afternoon of nothingness, we put that on our to-do list (and calendar) as well.

For this upcoming weekend, include one item on your to-do list related to your version of fun.





For recommendations on how to create professional, personal and fun to do lists, check out The Inefficiency Assassin: Time Management Tactics for Working Smarter, Not Longer.

About Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO®

As The Inefficiency Assassin™, Time Management Fixer Helene Segura empowers professionals on the go with the tools to slay lost time. Personal inefficiency at work leads to increased stress levels, lower morale, higher absenteeism, more turnover – and rising spending on employee health care and hiring. Why not improve productivity, decrease stress levels, and increase profits instead?The author of four books – two of which were Amazon best-sellers – Helene Segura has been the featured organization expert in more than 200 media interviews. She has coached hundreds of clients to productivity success and performance improvement by applying neuroscience and behavioral modification techniques to wipe out destructive, time-wasting habits.Helene turns time management on its head by sharing both client case studies and pop culture examples to teach her mind-bending framework for decreasing interruptions, distractions and procrastination so that companies can spend more time generating revenue.

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