We all know how fast each day goes by. From the time we get up to the time we go to bed we can be busy not ever taking a chance to recognize what we have completed and what we have accomplished. For many people it is normal to check off what they have completed, make a new list of what they have to do the next day, and never take a minute to actually recognize and celebrate all that they did during the day. I know that I have mentioned the TaDah Journal before but I think it is worth mentioning again especially at this time of year.
What is a TaDah Journal you might be thinking? It is a special journal that you use each day to record the things that you completed and want to celebrate. They can be the things on your list that deserve more than a check mark next to them or they can be every single thing you did towards getting closer to your goal. It could be that you painted for five minutes or that you took time to browse through your new art book. It could be the new recipe you tried or the note you sent to a friend. It could be cleaning a closet, taking clothes to the goodwill, or writing the last sentence of your first novel. Small accomplishments lead to big accomplishments and both need to be recognized and celebrated. When you take the time to really look at what you do each day, not what you didn't do, you may be surprised to see exactly how much you were able to do within 24 hours.
I believe in living in the moment. I try to enjoy every single minute. But even with the best of intentions I often fly through the day. I have learned to take a few minutes each night to reflect upon what has happened during each day and to give myself credit for what I have accomplished. I used to think about what I had not done, now I smile as I remember and record all of the things that made me feel good during the day. A clean kitchen makes me smile, a new painting really makes me happy, and a long walk around the block definitely deserves a place in my TaDah Journal. Someone recently said, "When I look back at how much I have already done, I realize there is nothing I can't do." I hope that you too will take the time to realize that there is nothing you can't do! Give yourself credit each day for what you are already doing and see what happens next.
"You don't need diamonds to make your light shine brighter and brighter. It comes from knowing who you are, what you love to do and sharing your dreams and yourself with the world. Then it is easy to sparkle." Ginny