Simplifiers on the whole tend to be listmakers. Sometimes the lists are necessary to determine priorities. Sometimes they’re just helpful for seeing life in a new light. But the majority of the lists in my life have been to-do lists, or reminders. Every one of my post-its (both virtual and real) are filled with things I need to do, errands I need to run, or people I need to call.
One big idea I’ve been working on recently is that of a success journal. It’s important, as we organize and simplify, to be able to look back on our high points when the going gets tough. To that end, I’ve been keeping a list of all of my victories recently (even the accidental ones!)
Wrote a blog post today? Put it in the success journal!
Cleaned that one bathroom that never gets TLC? Success journal that bit of housekeeping awesomeness!
Snatched a fly from midair as it buzzed by your ear? Well, you get the picture.
Having a record of your amazingness can make all the difference on a day when the to-do lists are overwhelming, or you feel like you can’t get anything right.
Have you ever kept this kind of record? If you started one today, what would be your first entry?