Do this and that and come back and do it again. What is it all for? What are you doing to yourself? What are you doing for yourself? I make a to do list nearly every day of the things that need to be done and boy does it feel good to take a pen and scratch the heck out of the task I just completed. I set minute goals so not only to I feel a sense of accomplishment but to set realistic goals that I can focus my undivided attention to. At the end of the day that piece of paper with goals and tasks all scratched out makes me feel on top of the world. Here are 5 things that you need on your to do list every day to feel more successful.
There is no doubt we all could be a little more active and jumpstarting any day with a little cardio or weight training will help center your mind and body for success. The day depends on your first actions and for me getting a good start on the day is with a workout. It doesn't have to be super long just a good jump to get your juices going!
2. Small Tasks
SO what do you gotta do? like take out the trash, Start the laundry, pick up things for work...... WELL put it all on your list. The more items you have that are smaller the more often you get to go back to your list and mark it off. Each little task is important and imperative to your daily grind and marking it off feels so good.
3. Pamper Time/ Rewards
Are you treating yourself? Do you write in time for your hair appointment, nails done? Are you going out for a coffee if you finish your list? Or maybe you go have a cheat meal and get yourself a donut? Write it in, Schedule it in, YOU DESERVE IT. That list is full of the mundane tasks and you know you have kicked butt working on completing it. You do you girl! ( or boy)
This one I have a SUPER HARD time following but more so lately it is important and becoming more important for me to stop doing it all. Your downtime isn't as big as your uptime but just like you working or getting things done it is just as important for you to realign your priorities and to reset for your next long to do list. Downtime you need to literally sit on that couch and stop, Play a game on your phone, read a book, take a nap. NO ONE can judge you for your down time when you are busting that to do list up!
5. The to Don'ts
Goodness am I learning this one more than I ever thought I could. I am learning that there are things you DON'T need to do. You don't need negativity. Cut that out right now. Write it everywhere. Put this tidbit in your planner, your to do list, a post-it note by your mirror. Literally everywhere! Keep away from a negative mind and put bad things and thoughts as a to don't. More to don'ts can be things that we can all work on, Don't listen to respond, Don't give to receive, Don't let your emotions carry you away, Don't stew over mistakes or undone tasks, And DON'T be perfect!