How to Make a List | Tutorial & Design Tips

Believe it or not, the psychology behind making menus is a game-changer. Common side effects to see how a list actually works Wants These include, but are not limited to: increased motivation, increased sense of empowerment, better organization skills, and an overall sense of accomplishment, achievement and success.

Can you handle it? Hassan. Let’s make it happen.


Why lists are important

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In 1927, psychologist Bluma Zeijarnik determined that people are more likely to remember uncompleted tasks than tasks that have been completed. Not only that, but once we start a task, we are more likely to finish it because the brain remembers it more.

Why is this important? If everyone knew how to make a list that inspires them, they would start more tasks. Once they start these tasks, they are more likely to finish them. And once they’re done, (you get it), they’ll be more productive. Really simple science.

When to use lists

Gone are the old school days of pen-to-paper because you’re worth more than a chicken scratch. If you’re tied this way, let’s make a deal. Before creating your all-time favorite list with PicMonkey, you can make a list to Your lists are on paper. Ask yourself, When might I need a list?

And over and over again… What is life but an excuse to make a list? Now that we’re on the same page, let’s continue building toward your optimal list goals.

What is included in the list?

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Lists are the perfect blend of intuition and science. While it might seem logical, what is a list without lines, right? Here is another list of some options to create a more empowering (highly descriptive) menu.

  • lines to write on

  • Numbers, letters, symbols, or shapes to distinguish each line

  • stimulating color palette

  • Selfies (yes, that’s an option!)

  • Graphics to personalize and personalize your tasks

  • A pen to check your achievements

  • Dedicated sections for priorities, breaks, and encouragements

The above list template has two sections: one for all tasks and one for the most important ones. Choose templates like these to set you up for success. In case you don’t get everything done, you’ve at least done the most important things.

Pro tip: Mastering list work comes from learning the difference between What is urgent And what is important. Example: Urgent means, ah, I have to carry my baby in seven minutes! Important means, I really need to train today. Yes, having your child with you is also important, but factors like time, deadlines, and unexpected life events can make important matters urgent. Let these different energies determine what falls on this list of priorities.

Now that you’ve mastered the ingredients to become a menu connoisseur, let’s learn how to make a menu that you’ll follow with enthusiasm.


How to make a list you like in PicMonkey

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When choosing your favorite PicMonkey template, select the type of list you want to create. Do the colors inspire you? Do you need a lot of space for words? Whatever model you start with, you can always customize it to suit your needs.

1. Open a form

From the PicMonkey homepage, click Create new templates And search “List” in the search bar. Choose the model that will meet your needs for the day, the week, or whatever you want!

If you want to start from scratch with a blank canvas, tap Create New > Blank Canvas Instead, choose the size you want.

Pro tip: If you are a daily list maker, make a file worth the week of templates with our multipage feature or use a file weekly or monthly calendar template.

2. Change your background

You can rotate with your template background, or choose your own background. To change your background, select the background layer and explore the left-hand tools menu for an endless number of ambiance changing options.

In this example, we opened a file texture Tab and its application a Botanical style. Once you choose your background, play with saturation And Disappears Sliders to render a file wed idiot mood, Or whatever else you feel. click Progressing And voila!

Don’t want a background design? How about a pic? Upload a silly picture of your kids or a beautiful Costa Rican summer landscape from your last spare to keep you smiling all day long.

Pro tip: There is no wrong way – no One Method – To proceed to customize PicMonkey menu templates. It’s insanely easy for even the most confused (no shame).

3. Customize the text

Next? lines! Click on the text layer you want to change and use the text tools menu to customize. For our design, we chose Code Pro LC.

Pro tip: Ask yourself how you feel today. This is. Making a menu that doesn’t match your tastes wouldn’t be very motivating. We want your tasks to be the things you want, their applications, and the capabilities to do them. I’ve got this!

4. Add graphics

Once you land on it Wed wishingAnd Wine is not wednesday, or go to work wednesday vibe, open graphics Tab (Shapes icon) and see in thousands of options. We picked some bumpin’ headphones and painted ‘Be Positive’ in lifestyle Section.

Use the icons to remind yourself throughout the day to take breaks and snacks and reward yourself as you progress. When you’re ready to finish your list and start crushing your day, tap Loading In the upper right corner to export your design in JPG or PNG format. If you are a PicMonkey Pro user, you can also download your design as a PDF file.


we will, they were Enthusiastic! What about you? You just learned how to make a list that is sure to boost productivity, organization, and self-esteem. bubble.

PicMonkey caters to cumbersome first-time list makers as we do compulsive list makers (you know, like us, those who make lists for ours). We guarantee a judgment-free zone while creating your lists – and at the same time – new habits.

Know that starting a list also begins with a task, so once you do that, you’ll be more inclined to finish it. Making a list can be the first thing you check turning off your list. Now go smash your day!

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