Why do people find it so difficult to appreciate the things they accomplish in a day? So often I speak to clients who want to spend the first five minutes of a coaching session beating themselves up about things they didn’t accomplish. Wouldn’t it be wiser to spend time being proud of the things we do accomplish?
Small accomplishments make a difference. Did you remember your best friend’s birthday? Did you make a dinner your family enjoyed? Did you get through the day without hitting a drive through? All of these things are accomplishments. Even if you didn’t land the job today or finish the project you were working so hard to complete, be grateful for the small accomplishments.
Our mind is so powerful. If you end your day feeling beaten, stressed and frazzled, you are telling your subconscious mind that is your reality. When you wake up tomorrow morning you will in fact still be beaten, stressed, and frazzled.
Instead, practice being grateful; practice giving thanks for the small accomplishments. Reward yourself with a glass of wine or a cup of tea or simply just an “atta boy.” You deserve to end your day with a positive, affirming, grateful thought.