Seeing as how it’s 12:14 am, I’ll go ahead and post my Saturday post and you all can wake up to it. Lovely right?
It’s important everyday to practice discipline even on our days off. Discipline needs to remain simple for some of us like waking, eating, or going to bed at the same time everyday even on our days off. It also means to learn to say fuck it when you’ve realized you have put too much on your plate for the day.
Today, I’m remaining vigilant in my discipline and am simply going to live happily knowing that I am doing the right thing.
Here’s a very simple exercise to teach you that sometimes even when we feel nothing is going right there are small simple things in life that do in fact bring us comfort and joy. This exercise is titled simplyWrite Down Three Things That Went Well for Me Today.And it means just that, to write down three things that went well. Maybe you completed your daily goal, ate a great food and enjoyed it immensely, maybe you were able to read a good book, actually shave and not cut yourself, maybe you just found yourself smiling at someone in your life. Here’s mine from yesterday:
Three Things That Went Well for Me Today
2. Made good coffee cake.
3. Played a game of Quirkle with Smarts.
Recently I’ve discovered that setting and keeping simple obtainable goals each day helps with keeping my mind in order. Here’s what I do each day:
Write down a simple, obtainable goal such as complete a crossword puzzle, or sweep bathroom floors, even make and enjoy beef stew.
Complete that simple goal.
Feel good about it.
There all done! And I’m not overwhelmed by some huge list of demands to my day that I know won’t get done because the list is too long. This way I feel like I have actually accomplished something instead of looking at all the things I haven’t accomplished.