I think it’s safe to say that this year has been a bit of a write off. Don’t get me wrong, it’s been an immense year for growth and for change but not so much for all those plans we made that didn’t come into fruition. It sucks but it is what it is. And the only way to look is forward. And now we’re heading into the final month of the year, it’s the PERFECT time to focus on what’s to come. Today I want to share some lists to make that can help us do that.

Lists To Make

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If you know me, you know that I’m a hugely organized person. Organization is a huge part of my life and because of my organizational skills, it helps me stay productive and reduce procrastination. And one thing I ALWAYS mention in my posts on productivity is lists. My bae. The list.

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I bloody LOVE a list. To-do lists. Shopping lists. Things to watch lists. You name it – I’ve got a list for it. And although some people might think of that as a bit extreme and dare I say it? Boring. It really does help me stay focused and doesn’t only improve my productivity and organization but also my personal growth.

When thinking of lists to make, you really can think outside the box. To-do lists and shopping lists are great for organization. But goals and personal development based lists are wonderful too! Today I want to get into a range of lists to make which will benefit you going forward into December and the New Year.

Because it’s a BUSY time of year. And it can be very stressful if we’re not organized and not prioritizing our self care. There’s lots of things to think about in December and with a New Year approaching so I’m hoping these ideas will help you!

Lists To Make For December

50 lists to make for December and the New Year:

Lists for Christmas:

1. Christmas Shopping for Family
2. Things I Want For Christmas
3. Christmas Decorations To Buy
4. Christmas Dinner Ingredients
5. People To Write Christmas Cards For
6. Christmas Themed Blog Content To Create
7. Christmas Themed Instagram Photos To Create
8. Christmas Recipes To Try
9. Christmas Films To Watch
10. Christmas Books To Read

Lists for December:

1. Winter To-Do
2. Places To Visit This Winter
3. Instagram Photos To Take This December
4. Blog Posts To Write This December
5. December Goals
6. Books To Read in December
7. Movies To Watch This December
8. Meals and Recipes To Try This December
9. Home Decor To Buy
10. People To Visit (if safe to do so)

Lists for New Year personal growth:

1. Things I’ve Achieved This Year
2. Things I’ve Learned in 2020
3. Personal Goals for 2021
4. What Made Me Happy in 2020
5. 50 Things I’m Grateful for This Year
6. Things To De-Clutter For the New Year
7. Things I Want To Change in 2021
8. Podcasts To Listen To
9. New Things To Try (that you’ve never done before)
10. Things To Let Go of in 2021

Blogging related lists for 2021:

1. Blogging Goals for 2021
2. Blog Post Ideas To Write in 2021
3. Instagram Content Ideas in 2021
4. Brands I Want To Work With This Year
5. Blogging Courses I Want To Take / eBooks I Want To Read
6. Things I Want To Improve On My Blog
7. Instagram Props To Buy
8. Posts To Improve SEO 
9. Freebies / Products To Create This Year
10. Affiliate Programs To Apply For

Personal lists for 2021:

1. Books I Want To Read
2. Films I Want To Watch
3. Day Trips I Want To Go On
4. Holidays I Want To Take
5. Countries I Want To Visit
6. Meals I Want To Learn How To Cook
7. Birthdays / Important Dates To Keep Note of
8. Courses I Want To Take This Year
9. New Releases I Want To Buy
10. Projects To Work On

Lists To Make

Will you be creating any of these for December or the New Year?


  1. I love this post! I’m certainly going to spend the next few evenings going over ideas for content in the new year. I have so many ideas in my head but always, always forget so many.

  2. I love writing lists too! I always have my daily to do list, I feel like I’d forget what I need to do if I didn’t. Reading this though has made me want to write so many different lists haha! xx

  3. I LIVE for my to-do lists lol I don’t think I would be able to stay organized in life without them. That being said, you have a few here that hadn’t crossed my mind… Guess what I’m doing this evening? It’s time for some list making! Lol

  4. I love this complete list of lists to make for the New Year! I have finished my shopping and ‘want’ lists and try to keep an up-to-date to-do list. While I do not think of myself as a list junkie, I too like to stay organized. 🙂

  5. I think it is official. Everyone loves lists, including me. I think this is the first post I’ve bookmarked to come back to in awhile. Thanks for the great ideas!

  6. I’ve really gotten into making lists over the last few weeks! I’m trying to plan ahead in terms of my blog and organise everything that I need to get done over the next few months so lists have been my go-to form of organisation. I love the ‘brands I want to work with this year’ list – that’s such a great way to set goals and aim for them 🙂


  7. That’s a very comprehensive list and I was not expecting this when I read the title 😀 Pleasant surprise! Thanks for sharing.

  8. I know I can rely on you for list inspo, Jenny! TBH, I haven’t even started on my Christmas lists yet, let alone 2021, so this was not only a good nudge to get me going, but also some really helpful ideas, thank you 🙂 xx

  9. I absolutely love making lists and really need to do this for the upcoming year. I really liked reading this post as it really inspired me and reminded me of some of the things I need to complete! I especially loved reading the blogging ones as I am still a slight newbie to the blogging community! Thanks for this wonderful post Jenny!

  10. List’s are life! I adore this post Jenny. Some really great ideas. I love putting pen to paper and will often write a list just for the sake of it!

    This is the ultimate list of lists. Thanks for the inspiration x x

  11. These are some great ideas. I want to make lists for goals for next year and trips I want to take. I will definitely make some more lists from your suggestions. Thank you for sharing Jenny xx

  12. Yes, I’m such a list person too! I love the idea of writing lists on the things you’ve achieved this year, so good to look at the positives of such a crazy year

    Nicola | nicoladaletraining.com

  13. I love this! I especially love the idea of these lists to get excited for 2021, they’re so creative. It’s important to write out our goals, but it’s important to take some time to reflect too. I’m totally going to try some of these lists out in my free time!

  14. Definitely need to focus on making lists today and get some focus back into my life particularly career wise! I’ve become in a bit of a rut and this would help. Thank you!

  15. Ooh love this!! I’ve definitely been feeling all over the place the last few days and nothing like a good list to bring the focus back. Will definitely be trying some of these!

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