We all know about the importance of using “TO DO” lists to be more productive. It also helps to write down the five most important things you have to do tomorrow before you turn in for the night. Both of these are good tools to use to improve your productivity.
Here is another version that can really get you started on the road to success. This works in the office, at home, and with any activities. Throughout the day write down everything you do. Include all projects; big and small. Your list may include something as simple sounding as “got up on time” to something more complicated like “made a presentation”.
You will be amazed, especially if you think you have been running in circles, at how much you really get done in a day. Take a few minutes at the end of the day to study your list and pat yourself on the back for all your small victories. It has been said that it is easy to move a mountain if you do it “one spoonful at a time.”
This exercise, sweat not included, has several benefits. When you see just how much you can accomplish, you may find yourself wanting to tackle a few more projects, or you will find that you are not running in circles after all. It will also help you keep focused an moving ahead.
Finally, make notes in your journal about how wonderful you are. Read them when you are in a funk to remind yourself just how special you are.