27 Lists to Make for Fun
I’m a HUGE fan of making lists. They’re a great way to lift your mood, de-stress, and feel organised. They can help you reflect on the past and plan for the future.
Below I’ve put together a big list of… lists! These are ideas of lists to make for fun whenever you’re feeling stressed, bored, or in a creative slump.
There’s no right or wrong way to make a list. Personally, I like making lists in the free pages of my planner, or in my journal. You can make your lists as long or short as you’d like, and add as much or as little detail if you’d like. If you have a blog, you can also make your lists there!
Here are 25+ ideas for lists to make for fun:
A great list to make is a list of your goals! Did you know that studies have shown you’re 42% more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down?
You can break up your goals into categories like:
- Personal goals
- Career goals
- Family goals
- Health goals
- Financial goals
2. Travel Dreams
What’s on your travel bucket list?
Make a list of all the places you want to go in your lifetime, whether it’s seeing the Eiffel Tower sparkle in Paris, trekking to Machu Picchu, or riding a camel past the pyramids in Egypt.
3. Books You’ve Read
Make a list of your favourite books. Make a list of your least favourite books. You can also add details like what rating you’d give the book and why you liked or disliked it.
4. Books You Want to Read
A list of books you want to read, also known as a TBR (to be read) list, might end up being very long if you’re anything like me and always finding new books you want to read!
Practising gratitude is a great way to boost your mood.
Sit down and make a list of everything in your life that you’re grateful for! Challenge yourself to come up with 100 things, no matter how small they are, that you are grateful for.
This is a perfect deck of cards to build a gratitude practise if you need further inspiration.
6. Places You’ve Traveled
How many places have you been? Make a list of everywhere you’re travelled!
You can make lists for:
- Countries you’ve visited
- States you’ve visited
- Cities you’ve visited
- National parks you’ve visited
7. Favorite Memories
A fun and nostalgic list to make is a list of your favourite memories. Take a trip down memory lane and write down all your happiest moments over the years.
8. Yearly Highlights
This is a good list to make at the end of the year.
Take some time to reflect and look back on all the highlights from the last year, and write them down. You can also go further and break them down by month.
Who says you’re too old to make a list for Santa?!
Go ahead and make a wishlist of everything you want. And this way, if someone asks you what you want for your birthday or holiday, you’ll be prepared with gift ideas!
10. Favourite Movies
Make a list of your top 10 favourite movies of all time. You can also break down your lists by season or genre, like your favourite Christmas movies or favourite rom-coms.
11. Movies You Want to Watch
What movies have you not seen yet that you want to? Make a “to watch” list of all the movies you want to see, and save it for a rainy day movie marathon!
12. Bucket List
A bucket list is a list of things you want to accomplish in your lifetime before you die or “kick the bucket.” Your bucket list can contain anything, no matter how wild or crazy.
Skydiving, travelling to all seven continents, becoming a millionaire, writing a book… no matter what your dreams are, add them to your bucket list!
You can also create themed bucket lists for seasons or to do with friends or your significant other. Some ideas of themed bucket lists you can make are:
- Fall bucket list
- Summer bucket list
- Christmas bucket list
- Best friend bucket list
- Crazy bucket list
- Couples bucket list
13. Favorite Names
Make a list of your favourite names for girls and boys. Who knows, maybe you’ll save it for baby name inspiration! Even if you don’t want kids, this is still a fun list to make.
14. Things to Do Near You
Chances are there are tons of cool things to do near you that you don’t even know about. Do some research and make a list of local activities to try.
This can be new restaurants to go to, local festivals or events, hiking trails or parks to visit, coffeeshops to try, and so on. You’ll have tons of inspiration for places to go.
15. Favorite Songs
Make a list of all your favourite songs. You can also make playlists of songs to listen to for different moods or activities, such as studying or working out.
16. Concerts You’ve Been To
Have you been to lots of concerts? Make a list of all the concerts you’ve attended!
17. Concerts You Want to Go To
Now that you’ve made a list of concerts you’ve been to, why not make a list of concerts you want to go to! If you’re anything like me it’s probably a mile long.
18. Your Skills
What are you good at?
Make a list of all your skills. These can be career-related skills, practical skills, technical skills, hobby-related skills, or anything else you’re good at.
19. Skills You Want to Learn
What about the skills you want to develop? Make a list of things you want to learn how to do, whether it’s coding, baking, or speaking a foreign language.
Making lists about relationships in your life can be fun.
Here are some ideas of relationship-related lists to make for inspiration:
- Everyone you’ve ever dated
- Your best friends throughout life
- Memories with your friends
- All your childhood crushes
21. What Makes You Happy
Make a list of everything that makes you happy!
Even the little things, like being cozy inside on a rainy day, smelling the scent of freshly-baked brownies, or making faces at a baby to make them laugh.
If you want to feel good about yourself and build your confidence, try making a list of all your accomplishments, no matter how big or small they might seem.
You’ll be surprised at how many things you have accomplished, whether it’s related to career, school, hobbies, goals, personal development, or something else.
What are your favourite hobbies? Make a list of all your hobbies past and present. You can also write a list of new hobbies that you want to try out.
Affirmations are a great tool to improve your mindset. Writing them down makes them even more powerful and helps you internalize the positive beliefs. Here’s some affirmations to get you started.
Some topics you can make a list of affirmations for include:
- Money affirmations
- Confidence affirmations
- Positive affirmations
- Success affirmations
25. Business Ideas
Have you ever thought about starting your own business? Make a list of potential business ideas!
26. Life Lessons
This is a great list to make if you want to be reflective. Think about the experiences you’ve had, the best advice you’ve gotten, and the lessons you’ve learned over the years.
Then make a list of the most important takeaways from it all!
27. Positive Traits About Yourself
If you want to build your confidence and feel good about yourself, try making a list of all your positive traits. Trust me, you probably have a ton you don’t realize!
Whether it’s caring about animals, being a loyal friend, or always lending a listening ear, write down all the things you do that make the world a better place
Best Lists to Make for Fun
Making lists is a surprisingly effective way to de-stress, boost your creativity, and improve your mood. If you’re feeling down, a little stressed out, or bored, list-making can help.
I hope these ideas of lists to make for fun gave you some inspiration of your own!
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