Keep track of what you do today. You might be more productive than you realize. And, you will get more accomplished if you keep track.
As you know, feeling overwhelmed and under-motivated is not a good combination. The last times we want to be under-motivated are when we have a lot to do.
Part of the reason that you may be discouraged is that you don’t realize how much you truly are getting done. You may feel like you are spinning your wheels, but the reality is you are being productive.
To counter this, one of the things I have learned to do when I find myself in that place is to keep a list of what I am accomplishing on a particular day. You don’t need to go into great detail. Just jot down what you are doing.
The sorts of things I have jotted down today are:
Worked on fixing a cabinet for Jamie
Got dry cleaning ready to go
Prepared a bank deposit
Ordered some photos as a gift for a friend
Wrote this blog post
I’ll spare you all the details. But, you get the idea.
At the same time, because I am keeping track, I will be stoked to do more.
By the time today is over, I plan to have a long list of things checked off. Maybe I’ll even feel underwhelmed and over-motivated.
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