Lists and using Trello to run my life

Lists and using Trello to run my life

I don’t know why I didn’t think of it before, I’m going to start using Trello to organise my life.

Richard Branson is a big advocate of making lists and I seem to be coming across more and more people who swear by keeping lists.

I guess I’ve always used lists to keep organised, but it’s been a mix of Microsoft word, notepad, google docs and a moleskin notepad. Some lists might not get looked at for weeks and I’m not particularly good at remembering things that come to mind throughout the day. It’s about time I tried to pull everything together and get a system that works.

Trello is super easy to use and it’s quick to move things between lists and re-order items within lists.

I’ve set up two boards — me and work. Each board has a number of lists and here’s what I started with:


  • to do
  • house jobs
  • bucket list
  • friends to connect with
  • ideas


  • to do
  • my interests
  • sources for finding companies
  • companies — to look at
  • companies — to contact
  • companies — applied
  • people to catch up with

That pretty much covers everything at the moment.

I’m going to make a habit of carrying around a notepad with me so I can get stuff quickly out of my head, when and as I think of them. I’ll then move them from notepad to trello at the end of the day.

When I sit down each morning to think about the day ahead, I’ll start with the lists.

I’m looking forward to seeing it works. I think the process of catching ideas quickly with a notepad will mean I’ll forget things less and get more done. Using trello will keep lists front and centre of my daily planning process — again, I should get more done.

I’ll let you know how it works out and if you have any tips for using lists and keeping organised, feel free to suggest here 😉

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