Hello, friends! How’s your Tuesday?
Let’s talk goals and actually getting things made, yes?
This visual to do list is one of my latest ways of helping my all-over-the-place craft self stay focused! So good!
Awhile ago I saw a link on Pinterest toThree Tall Poppies Mini Visual Reminders. I promptly put them in my Tools board (you should check it out after reading the post – amazing stuff!) Later I read her post and that led me to Wall o’ Goals by Yes and Yes.
I loved them! They seemed like a great way to get good ideas online off the screen and into my life.
I pondered where to put my wall of goals.
I wondered if I had white cardstock. I debated printing out photos at Walgreens instead. I thought square Instagram-like ones would be cooler. I started thinking about cropping them all into squares. I realized I needed to run to an office store for more mini bulldog clips….
Then I realized I was doing it again. Making a small thing into a Big Thing.
Making a list of projects into a project itself. Thereby defeating the purpose of getting more projects finished and being less perfectionistic about it all! Yikes!
So instead, I loaded all the photos into the collage maker at PicMonkey, my not-so-secret weapon. I love PicMonkey. So much.
I added words and played with opacity. This was okay, but I was still turning it into a Thing.
Rather than making the actual things, you know? So I stopped.
So the next picture to do list is just that – photos. I’ve seen these so often on my Pinterest boards or in my own bookmarks, that I know what they are anyway.
Then I printed them off at home on regular printer paper and taped them to the side of my bookcase in the dining room where I can see them all the time. Easy peasy.
For someone who’s as highly visual and as highly forgetful as me, this needs to be my new go-to for long-term lists.
The first collage is a list of started or long put-off personal and house projects than I am bound and determined to get finished in the next few months (But maybe not before Christmas – don’t hold me to that!)
The second is a list of projects that are personal – mostly clothing and jewelry ideas I like but just never seem to get to that I really want to try.
In the interest of this blog post not becoming a Thing by inserting and editing 32 links, I made a Pinterest board with links to all the original products, photos, and ideas.
The very straight-forwardly named Visual To Do List Sources.
I put little notes on each one in case what you wonder what I’m thinking or where I’m going with the idea. Like the West Elm bath mat up there…I’d love to try weaving one with old denims. And I didn’t end up sewing the living room curtains, but I hand printed curtains, remember? Yay!
I originally wrote this post just in case any one of you fight the same “Out of sight, out of mind” malady that I do.
But now that I’ve written it, I’m hoping that some of you will check in with me and help keep me on track? Accountability is one of my best friends!
And what about you? Do you think a visual To Do list would help?