How to Make a Checklist in Word

how to make a checklist in word

Don’t know about you, but I am a to-do list addict and proud of it because I get a LOT of stuff done on a daily basis. To help you become as productive as I am, I recorded a short video on how to make a checklist in Word. You can watch it below.

I have a Google sheet always open in my browser and I have one printed on my desk ready to be filled.

Striking items on my list always put a smile on my face.

What are the two secrets to productivity?

  1. Deadlines
  2. Checklists

Let’s go over each one.


If you don’t have deadlines, it becomes harder to reach your goals and way easier to get distracted. I was a translator for 25 years and I never missed a deadline, ever!

Consequently, fixing myself deadlines is easy for me.

If it is not for you, you need a rewarding system! The bigger the task done, the bigger the reward.

For example:

“Once I finish my optin page, I will get myself a snack.”

“Once I finish my 7-part email sequence, I will go hit some balls at the driving range.”

OK, this reward is rather big for just writing 7 emails, BUT if you absolutely hate writing it would be a pretty sweet reward.

“Once I finish all my graphics, I will….”

I am sure you get the idea. Reward yourself often and scratch those items on your to-do list. Which brings me to our next productivity secret…


It is easy to forget a step in a process or worse not doing the steps in order. Why worse? Because you the stop your workflow and that costs you time.

Did you know that each time you get distracted, it costs you 15 minutes of your time?

When you stop a task to go do something else, you totally kill your focus. Getting back “in the zone” takes 15 minutes on average.

If you check your emails every time you hear the bell on your phone, then no wonder you feel like you worked all day but did not accomplish anything!

I am not going to give you a list of time wasters here. You know exactly what they are.

Do something about them!

Staying focused is much easier when you have a list of tasks to accomplish.

Marketing requires doing the same tasks on a regular basis. Having a checklist gets you organized and productive.

Creating checklists are not hard.

Write down the tasks as you are doing them. The result is a checklist that you can use from now on and that will guarantee that you won’t miss a step.

How to Make a Checklist In Word

Here’s a short video on how to make a checklist in Word:

Don’t have time to do it: Download Mine Here

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Author: Nat Lafleur

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