At the end of the day how do you feel accomplished?
Do you have to check off so many things from your to do list in order to feel like the day was worth it?
Do you have to be busy all day long and going nonstop?
Does every moment of every day have to be planned out so that your day feel successful?
I used to be like that. I used to run myself all day long, going nonstop, trying to jam as many things as possible into one day. I used to think that being busy meant my day was a success. But then I realized that being busy isn't always better. Sometimes you need those small moments in each day to stop and enjoy the things around you. To take in the moment. Take a break to rest your mind, body and spirit. And those are accomplishments too. Those things should be on your to do List right next to checking emails and Cleaning the house.
A successful day should include the things that you need to do along with things that you want to do. You should make time for those things that make you happy. That's part of creating a joyful life.
At the end of the day if everything on your to do list didn't get done it's not the end of the world. Those things will still be there tomorrow. If you think you don't have time to stop and do something for fun, just remember how quickly this life passes us by. Make it a part of your daily routine to always do something you enjoy. Whether that is reading a book or going to the park with your kids - let's make it the new standard to not always be so busy. Let's focus on ourselves and our families. While I absolutely love my job and truly enjoy what I do, I believe it is important to make it a priority to slow down.
So my version of a successful day, is a day filled with the perfect balance of work and home. It is a day filled with moments with my son, time with my husband, time for myself, and work that got done. Every day may not be successful or ideal, but regardless of how much is checked off that to-do list at the end of the day, it is a good one.
How do you measure the success of your day? Do you consider your day wasted if you don't feel productive?