Ever wonder how some days feel so epic, while others fail to inspire?
Those are simply the ups and downs of life in general I suppose. Maybe a good day vs.a bad day has something to do with health challenges, finances, relationship dynamics, if you’ve learned something new…. take your pick.
However, if you find most of your days less than inspiring, I’ve started to direct my day with a new question that may encourage you to try something similar.
I ask myself at the end of each day,
“Did today count?”
And you can bet, if the yes isn’t there, I try and do something quick to make it a yes!
So what even constitutes ‘count’?
I think this would be different for everyone.
For me, it’s generally that I’ve either accomplished something that I’ve put off for a long time, got a new inspiring blog post up, went on some fun adventure, designed a new stencil design I love, I’ve pulled off some intentional movement such as an epic bike ride that left me feeling amazing, my health is in check, or I learned something new.
I think asking yourself ‘Did today count?’ is a good way to gauge if your days are being well-spent. It’s not that you have to do something completely epic… it’s more like, what could you do to help you feel good about your day, even during less than perfect circumstances?
Most of my days are met with some challenge to overcome like aches and pains to work around. Some are not fun, such as doing month-end taxes. Others are just necessary like paying the pile of bills. However I do truly believe we can do something each day that fuels us in a positive way.
Perhaps it will transpire without you even planning it! Those are the best moments, aren’t they?
How to make today count:
Not sure what those lofty dreams or goals even are yet?
Try using my Big Dream Journal list to get them on paper for a start.
Finding it tricky to stay on task with your days?
Create this custom-to-you DIY day planner from basic office supplies. It’s the only one that works for me!
Want an easy way to track your progress?
I love using this clipboard check list to keep yourself on task.
Then add this question to your daily to-do list, “How can I make today count?”
Then ask yourself at the END of your day with, “Did today count?”
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Hopefully you’ll give yourself an astounding “YES!”
We all get the same 24 hours in a given day to live. What you do with your 24 hours is totally custom and of your choosing.
Even if you have only 1 hour to go, it’s never too late in the day to do something that matters to you.
And don’t forget… sometimes ‘doing nothing’ counts too!
Will you be adding “Did today count?” to your day?
What’s something you could do today to make it count?