Ever felt overwhelmed and felt burned out? We live in the attention economy. There is a lot of things that demand our attention. Ever felt like running on autopilot? Do you sometimes find yourself scrolling through your phone, and you didn't have the intention to do so?
Unfortunately, we live in a world of attention. Every corporation wants our eyes and our fingers to swap and click. How do you stay on track? How do you accomplish what you are set to perform and do it?
Here's how I do it, and I believe it could be helpful to you too. You have to try it.
It's simple. I meditate every day and practice gratitude. Meditation doesn't have to involve lighting candles, closing my eyes, or trying to shut down my thoughts. I've tried that in the past, and I could keep up.
I maintain a journal instead and do a brain dump every day.
The journal entries follow the 5 minutes journal; check it out.
It goes like this:
In the morning, I will write down the following:
1. Three things you are grateful for today?
Today I'm grateful for... I list three things that I'm thankful for today. It can be anything. Thankful for life, for family, for my job, ...
2. What would make today a great day?
List three things that would make today great. Also can be anything. Maybe accomplish all your item on your to-do list. It could be calling your mum. Anything.
3. A daily affirmation
A daily affirmation that goes like this: I'm ... I'm strong. I'm loved. I'm great...
In the evening, I will review my day with the following:
1. Three amazing things that happen today?
List three amazing things that happened that day.
2. How could I have made today better?
This is a retrospective for the day, and it set a tone for what tomorrow could be.
Go try it out. It's life-changing.