Feeling successful is so relative to the individual person, but I know for me personally there are certain things I try to do every day to FEEL successful. I think it’s good to find ways to feel successful each day for yourself so that you have a sense of accomplishment. Hopefully, these give you some ideas!
8 Ways To Feel Successful Each Day
Clear out email: I feel like there are two types of people. Those who can handle red notifications and those like me who get anxious looking at them. I will never understand when people say they need HOURS to respond to emails. But maybe I am weird because I respond to mine ASAP. If you never let them get out of control you never have this issue.
Reply to comments: I try to respond to every social media comment I get. If a blog comment has a question or a really thoughtful comment I usually try to email the person directly! I think it’s important to respond as much as you can. I am not perfect but I do set time aside each day for this.
Prep for the next day: I have mentioned this a lot but I always get our things ready the night before. The kids outfits laid out, diaper bag ready, purse ready, workout clothes out, lunches made etc. I find that it makes our mornings go so much smoother.
Cook for yourself: Listen I do not make a 3 course meal daily and that’s not what I am talking about, but one thing I used to love doing was to go to Salata or Whole Foods and getting a massive chopped salad. So 4 years ago I bought my favorite purchase ever, my salad chopper. Now when I want a salad I make a very delicious chopped salad for myself. Something about this makes me feel very productive and successful! Also I saved $9 each time.
Meditate: Why will this make you feel successful? If you are in a work lull and you feel like you’ve stared at the computer for 2 hours and haven’t done a thing? Meditate. You will have a newfound sense of what to get done and be twice a productive. Trust me. I use the Peloton mediations but I have also used headspace!
Do something for you: This could be a 15 minute walk mid-day or a face mask while you work through lunch, but do something for you so you can remove a bit of your stress.
Stick to a to-do list: For me crossing each item off my to do list makes me feel successful. When I go to bed at night knowing I have accomplished all I need to that day I feel like so much stress is lifted. I feel productive and successful with my day. I also make my to do list for the next day each night.
Get ahead on the next day/week: Each weekday night I make my list for the next day and if there are one of two things I can start I try to start them! But even making the list for the next day or in Friday’s case, making a list for Monday I feel already successful for that day!
What are some ways to feel successful each day that you try to get done?
I try to do most of these things every day too – minus the meditation, because that never seems to work for me! I swear, clearing out unread emails is an OCD of mine, haha! 😛
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These are GREAT tips – there’s no feeling better than the rush of crossing off those to-do’s LOL! And I personally find it SO much easier to relax in the evening once I’ve planned for the next day 😉
Many of the balls I’m juggling are more marathons than sprints. So unless I am in a focused, blinders-on-mode single-project phase (e.g. before a big deadline), I try to just make a little forward progress on several projects each day – that way, they are all advancing! 🙂
I do most of these things every day, too. Especially the email inbox. That’s basically my to-do list so I like to get things done and clean that out all the time!
This is exactly what I needed to read. 🙂 I felt so defeated today so thank you so much for reminding me that today has been a success. I’m feeling grateful. Thank you, Neely!
Okay, this is a post I can REALLY relate to! I love clearing notifications and emails (I have a friend with 20K unread emails and it freaks me out lol!)
Love it! A very satisfying and relatable post 🙂
Ugh I fell out of step with meditating and I really miss it. Things have been so stressful lately and meditating always brought me peace of mind. Thanks for the reminder Neely, going to try to get back into the practice.
Great tips! I love to operate on a to-do list. It makes me feel accomplished and motivates me to get more done! Thanks for sharing!
Thursdays are my day to clean house and check off the things on my to-do list. It’s sometimes overwhelming but it’s also a great feeling once it’s done!
Such good tips! I never thought about sending a personal email to blog comments. That’s a great idea– definitely shows the extra effort!
I just love this!! Great to feel good and meditation is simple, cost effective and does great things for the mind too xx
I do think prepping for the next day is important. Making a list is a pretty big thing as well. I think if I can check things off a list it helps a lot.
I love this list! I think ending each day with a sense of success is so important. Making and completing to-do lists are my favorite ways to feel accomplished.
Ooooooo love the list!!!!!! I always try to prepare for the next day right before I go to bed. Makes everything go so smooth in the am!
I do a lot these already: cook every day, prepare for the next day, meditate, and so on. It is amazing how awesome the day with these!
I am constantly working on getting things done ahead of time. And a clean inbox is a beautiful thing! I treat my inbox like a to-do list, so I like when everything has been answered and filed as needed and it’s empty 🙂
Prepping for the next day is such a big one for me! When I don’t do it I feel like I’m starting the day already behind. That and to-do lists!
I’m not a to-do-list person, but I guess crossing out an item in a to-do-list seems very satisfying. I’m kinda guilty also on getting ahead on tasks. I really appreciate this kind of content, very motivational specially to a person like me who wants to quit on a bad habit. Thank you so much!
Meditation is definitely something that helps me feel successful in my day! I make sure to start with it every morning and it helps propel me into the day. I also feel better when I reply to comments, you’re right! Great post here!
Getting work done and sometimes not checking email is a good thing. Many times they are things that other people want and do not help me get my things done.
I usually mediate every day and cook meals for myself. I also try to have time to just have silence and clear my mind.
Hi! Im 12 years old and am OBSESSED with organisation. I was wondering how is the best way to organise a massive bedroom without plastic storage containers as my parents don’t let me buy them. Also what gets you motivated in the morning as I jusy go on my phone all morning??
Love your blog!!