Checklist Day

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If you are living in the modern world, making use of a checklist is a powerful habit to embrace. So, Checklist Day is a great way to remind yourself how important these self-made reminders truly are. Interestingly enough, it is said that this day harkens back to some rather dark roots.

During the 1930s, early aviators were searching for ways to allow flying to be much safer and avoid the all-too-common crash during takeoff. After several costly mishaps, one group of pilots came up with the idea to create a checklist before taxiing down the runway. It is said that the origins of Checklist Day can be traced back to this singular event.

So, how can you celebrate Checklist Day appropriately? As you may have guessed, the best way to do so is by making a checklist. Still, remember to use this checklist to make absolutely certain that you never forget Checklist Day!


  1. Make a checklist

    Grab a pen and paper. Or a smartphone. Or a rock and chisel. Think of this checklist as a tool to get everything done. Start marking down all the things that need to happen for you to complete your project. When you’re done writing everything down, cross “Make a checklist” off your checklist!

  2. Check everything off your checklist

    Take it one checklist item at time. Go through it methodically. Check off the items as you complete them. When you reach the end, give it one last look to make sure you didn’t miss anything. Then put the list down and step away.

  3. Celebrate your victory over your checklist

    Raise your hands in triumph and celebrate what you’ve accomplished. Reward yourself for getting organized and completing everything on your checklist. Now, make a celebration checklist because you’re done!


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