At the end of a day, have you ever wondered, “What did I even do today?” Maybe you blinked and the day is gone and you have no “that was an awesome moment.”
Those midweek work days can seem to fly by in a blur of business and unmeaningful tasks. Sure, you might have gone to work, made dinner, worked out a little, but did you really do something that made you feel alive, made you smile or that made you feel proud?
Making each day count is very important for healthy emotional stability. You don’t have to be a rock star, but you do need to care about yourself enough to know what makes you feel accomplished. By focusing on a few things and practicing them every single day, we program ourselves to do what we decided was right instead of just letting life happen.
Consider these 5 ways to make your day count.
Don’t drift through the day with no plan or idea of how you’ll spend it. That sets you up for failure because when you drift through the day, you allow distractions and interruptions to dictate how your day will go. Fill your day with intentions. Don’t leave it up to chance. It’s better to be proactive than reactive. Make a list of exactly what you would like to get done today!
There’s a saying, “What you feed is what you get.” If you constantly feed negativity in your life, you will continue to reap negativity. If you begin to change your attitude to be positive then a positive outlook is what you will see. Starve the pony and feed the stallion. Begin to starve out the things in your life that bring no good value (negative and demeaning thoughts and comment) and begin to build up those things you do find valuable (wholesome and uplifting thoughts and comments).
Invest in Relationships
Know which relationships in your life are the most valuable and take action every day to build those relationships. Do some kind of small task for them, or verbally affirm someone you love to show them what they mean. Relationships are bank accounts when you invest in them, you get a higher return. Take time out to focus on someone you love.
Be on time with yourself and the goals you’ve set. Take your own task list seriously. Whether it’s your workout schedule, arriving to work on time, or eating healthy, be that reliable person, to yourself and to others.
How often do you pause to appreciate what you have in life? Sometimes it’s easy to feel bad because you’re going through a tough time in life. However, remember that no matter how bad your situation may seem, there are tens of thousands of things to be grateful for in life. Take 1 minute each morning to stop and be grateful for the things are good in your life!