Most of us have more than enough busy work to do in our daily lives. As we go from one tedious activity to another, we often feel a lack of enthusiasm, purpose, or sense of accomplishment.
Is your daily routine filled with meaningless tasks? Do you generally feel like nothing much matters by the end of the day? For many of us, this is an all too common occurence. So, take a step back. What can you do to pull yourself out of this trap and make each day count?
Enhancing Your Day
Instead of dreading the next boring tomorrow, change your mindset. Think of each day as a new beginning, a chance to do something rewarding.
To gain a greater sense of productivity and purpose, incorporate these three simple tasks into your daily life:
A Task to Improve:
Make this task something that directly benefits your mind, body, or spirit. It might include such activities as spending time in nature, attending a yoga class, getting more involved in your church, volunteering, or learning a new skill.
A Task to Enjoy:
Focus on a task that brings happiness into your day. Do something fun like going out for breakfast with a good friend, taking a child to the playgrounds, watching a humorous show on television, or playing with your favorite pet.
A Task of Kindness:
Carve out time to do at least ONE kind gesture each day that will positively impact another person’s life. It doesn’t have to be anything more complicated than helping an elderly person across the street, giving flowers to a loved one, or comforting a distraught co-worker.
Make a commitment to begin these tasks now and to do them on a daily basis. They won’t add much to your already busy life, but they will increase your feeling of productivity and self-worth.
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Written by: Patricia K. Flanigan, Smart Strategies for Successful Living
Patricia K. Flanigan has worked in higher education for over 28 years. She holds a doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of La Verne as well as a M.A. in Latin American Studies and B.A. in Anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Before retiring and moving to Idaho in 2015, she served as the dean of online education and learning resources at Saddleback College, a large community college in Southern California. She currently consults in higher education, volunteers for AARP, writes for a local magazine, and serves as an Affiliate Faculty member at Boise State University and on the Board for LEARN Idaho. Since February 2017, she has been the founding director for Smart Strategies for Successful Living, a community-based website designed to promote quality aging. As an educator, her focus is to inspire others to live and age well.