5ive StePs foR feeLinG acCComplished at The enD of Your day!

Needless to say, this is a big topic. That said, here are a
few key things you can do that will go a long way towards
ensuring your head hits the pillow each night with a greater
sense of accomplishment.
1. Be intentional. Most people move through their daily
lives without much more than a thought as to what they will
do, much less what they hope to accomplish for the day. As a
result, they hit their target (or lack thereof) with amazing
accuracy. Being intentional goes beyond knowing what you
want to accomplish, and writing down steps that will get you
there. Keeping a daily list of the most important tasks you
want to accomplish, and being intentional about working on
them is the first step towards feeling a greater sense of
fulfillment at the end of your day.
2. Start your day on your own terms. Rather than bobbing and
weaving through your day, trying to deal with whatever comes
your way, instead take the time to do a little planning the
day before. In other words, don’t leave things to chance.
Put a plan together that will ensure you accomplish more of
what needs getting done. It really is that simpl. Decide
what it is you want to accomplish, write it down, then first
thing in the morning that’s one less thing you’ll have to
do. You can simply jump right into the plan you’ve written
out for yourself. The beauty of this approach is simple, and
powerful, because you can cut down quite a bit on the normal
time it takes to get you into action on whatever you believe
is worthwhile.
3. Start your day in gratitude. Before you ever get out of
bed take a moment to just run through your mind the things
that you’re grateful for.  Even if you find yourself in a
season of life where you may not think there’s a lot to be
thankful for, think back to a time where you do. It is easy
to get caught up in the broken idea that nothing is going
right. Taking a little time to write down and acknowledge
the things that are, even if they aren’t quite as obvious at
the moment, can have quite a positive impact. It’s a great
way to give balance to our busy, sometimes stressful,
challenging lives.
4. Take a walk or get a bit of exercise. Just as starting in
gratitude helps to get you focused on the good things in
your life, getting some fresh air, and getting your
endorphins kicking a bit at the start of your day can help
you to clear your mind a bit. Doing so is a real help in
getting you prepared to take on the day ahead. Make sure you
don’t overdo it here, and check with your doctor if need be.
5. Schedule some personal development time. We live in an
age where it has never been easier to choose a skill set,
work at it, and develop mastery. What is required is our
commitment to spend time doing so. That’s right, you have to
put in the time, but if you will it can pay great dividends.
Decide what you want to learn and schedule time each day to
spend time in its study.
Bonus action step: Review your list at the end of everyday.
Just sit with it for a moment — taking the time to fully
appreciate the fact that you were able to accomplish some,
or all of the things on your list. Whatever’s leftover that
you deem still needs to be done simply write that down for
tomorrow’s list. Take several deep breaths and just let it
sink in that you were in fact productive today. Friend, give
yourself your due credit for a job well done.
What are some important steps you would add to the ones
You are Great-by-Design!

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