Take Notice Of Your Accomplishments And Feel Good About Your Day!

Take Notice Of Your Accomplishments And Feel Good About Your Day!

No matter how small you start, start! Do your tasks, chores and work. Take care of yourself and family. If you have completed a day, you got through it and may you live to see another one. If you have set your intent for your day, week and year you will have many accomplishments in your life.

There’s a verse in a song that goes: You gotta get up, get out and do somethin’. You can’t spend all yo time just gettin’ by. Those words always made me think am I doing enough with the time I have.

Was the intent I set for my day big enough?

I have a husband, children, work and chores and I think that I take good care of them. At least I hope and think that I do. I don’t want to just get by or have excuses. I want to accomplish all the things that I set out to do.

“Always believe in yourself and always stretch yourself beyond your limits. Your life is worth a lot more than you think because you are capable of accomplishing more than you know. You have more potential than you think, but you will never know your full potential unless you keep challenging yourself and pushing beyond your own self imposed limits.”  ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart  

Doing the best that we can do, does make a strong brand and our names do perceive us. So, know that all the little things add up for us and for the people we help and encounter.

“Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s a day you’ve had everything to do and you’ve done it.”  ― Margaret Thatcher

Washing dishes, clothes, chasing kids, photographing a couple for their engagement portraits, folding clothes, feeding my family, remembering to also feed myself and editing photos.

Days can get busy and when the day is done sometimes I sit and think about what all have I done today, was it a productive day, did I make good use of my time, did I leave the people I was around with good memories of me?

This is where journaling and writing out the 5 things I grateful for comes in handy. It also helps me feel better. Seeing my day in written form makes me feel like I have accomplished a lot in my day.

“Do it badly; do it slowly; do it fearfully; do it any way you have to, but do it.”       ― Steve Chandler, Reinventing Yourself: How to Become the Person You’ve Always Wanted to Be

Social Experiment: At the end of your day write down all the things that you’ve done today. If you’ve set an intent for today and completed it, highlight it! If you’ve set an intent for the week and are getting closer to accomplishing it, using a different color highlighter mark the things that are getting you closer to your goals. Seeing things written down and highlighted will give you a feeling of accomplishment. How do you feel about seeing your day in written form? Does seeing the highlight colors bring you any joy?

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Author: Ericka Bates

Hello! I'm Ericka Bates. I am a wife and mother of 2. Totally nosey with the ability to read. Therefore a great researcher. Things I like to look into autism treatments, health, meditation, and personal development. In much of my findings with autism, stress came up a lot. Stress turned out to be the cause for most health problems. Know what can defeat stress? Meditation! Meditation is not only a great way to get rid of stress, but it's also used to reduce anxiety, depression, anger, lower blood pressure and increase your creativity. There are many forms of meditation and right now I am actively practicing 4. I sit quietly and watch my breath. At first this was hard. My mind kept wondering, I was sitting in thought. Now my mind still wonders some, but I think that I'm getting the hang of it. Hey, practice makes perfect right. Walking is my favorite form of meditation. I listen to a podcast while walking and when I'm done I feel relaxed. Gratefulness or Gratitude is another good one. When I get upset, I stop and think okay, what's five things that's good about this situation. This calms me down and makes me feel better. Like the saying goes happiness is a choice and I wanna be happy. Happiness just doesn't show up you have to produces that kind of energy for yourself. Visualization is the fourth form of meditation I practice. I have a vision board with pictures of the things I want and the things I want to do. The pictures are fun to find, cut out, arrange, pin up and their nice to look at every day. Because your only choosing the things you like and want to do makes this form of meditation a joy to have in your life. It wasn't hard making meditation a part of my every day life. Now I feel that meditation is the foundation to anyone's personal development. Hopefully you'll find a form or forms of meditation that's just right for you too.

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