We have all had one of those days mainly towards the end of the day when our energy levels are low, our motivation is drained, and we have so much more to achieve with little time to do it in.
When we are in this mindset, we don’t feel successful and end up walking out the door feeling negative and even for some taking it out on our loved ones. For others they can feel deflated or negative, feel burdened by the guilt, worrying about tomorrow and how they will juggle the day and even the dreaded thought of going back to get the job or task completed.
When we look at this situation, who of us really wants to live our lives feeling this way?
On the flip side you can finish your work day feeling amazing and that you were able to accomplish a lot, or left college/university after setting yourself a target of finishing and submitting your assignment/thesis feeling pumped that is completed, or even if its that task at home which ahs been annoying you for sometime and have managed to complete. We feel proud of ourselves, satisfied, confident and positive.
So here are 5 ways to end everyday feeling more successful:-
- Focus your energy – Learning how to direct your energy towards your most rewarding tasks is crucial for achieving high levels of success. One of the biggest mistakes that many people make is directing their energy towards low valued tasks. Take a look at everything you have going on right now in your life. Pay close attention and ask yourself what the high valued tasks are – the ones that have the potential to bring the most reward to you
- Keep a Gratitude Journal – Gratitude journals have grown widely popular in recent years. Try writing down one thing that you are grateful for every day and try to spend a few minutes at the end of the day to reflect on your day. Expressing gratitude daily is a simply, quick practice that has a massive impact.\
- Exercise – Even if it only for a few minutes day the benefits are significant. But knowing isn’t the tough part, its making the time during the course of your day to make it happen. Taking a short break to go on a walk is a great way to reduce stress. So if you find that you don’t have time to go to the gym, exercising for only a few minutes each day is still worth it.
- Blitz the Little Stuff – You don’t want to leave the office with nagging, two-bit tasks weighing on your mind. There is great satisfaction in knocking out the small things in one burst of productivity. Follow the two-minute rule. If it’s a two-minute task, do. If not, defer it or delegate it.
- Set an Exit Time Target – Determine what time you’ll be heading out of the office, and commit to an all-out assault effort up until that time. Make your last hour your best hour and you will go home feeling successful. Its all about intentionality. If you take a moment and program your brain to push through to the end can do amazing things.
Amanda Ogden is from Sydney Australia, and has spent the past 13 years working within the welfare industry in both administration and case management assisting people with mental health issues, mild intellectual disabilities, acquired brain injuries, drug & alcohol, homelessness gain employment. She also loves travelling, creating jewellery, music, friends and family.