I feel like my mindset from my blog post last week has started to shift, for the better. If you remember from that post, I was really lacking the motivation to do much of anything and my anxiety was at an all-time high. When I wrote out the list of the things I had been doing at home for that post, it made me realize that I was doing more than I thought. Which in turn, ended up motivating me and encouraged me to keep the momentum going.
I started writing a list at the end of the day that included everything I accomplished. Whoa, what a difference that made seeing it all on paper. I wasn’t actually doing nothing as I had originally thought I was.
So, I took to using my planner in an entirely new way.
During the day and/or at the end of the day I now list out everything that I have done; big or small, significant or insignificant.
Here is what my list can look like on some days…..
-tried a new dinner recipe
-placed grocery order
-watched love is blind
-walked on treadmill
-scrolled Instagram for 1.5 hours–this is clearly not an accomplishment but it is something that I did so I put it on the list.
This list writing may seem like a silly thing to do, but it has been really nice to see that I did actually get up off the sofa and accomplish something each day, even if it was super minimal. Sure, making a latte isn’t some huge task but I think doing small everyday things and realizing that we are doing them can help us to feel normal during such an uncertain time.
So if you’re in need of ways to trick yourself into feeling accomplished and/or motivated then hopefully this trick will help you as it has me.