When we go through hard days, or weeks, or even months, it’s easy to let the little things slip through the cracks. However, it’s an overwhelming feeling to have checked out for a week, only to realize your to-do list is now a mile long and you’re behind on everything. When I’m having a day where I just don’t want to do anything, I motivate myself by making a really simple to-do list – and I mean really simple. Tasks include things like making my bed, calling to schedule a regular doctor’s checkup, or doing a load of laundry. Easy stuff. Not only does this keep the dishes from piling up and the laundry basket from overflowing, but seeing the check marks fill up the page mentally tricks me into feeling accomplished, which then motivates me to tackle more, harder tasks that day. It’s a great way to break me out of that “I can’t do anything today” feeling and boost my mood.
What are your tips for getting through the hard days?