With a new baby to care for, at the end of the day I often find myself glancing around the chaos in my home, running through the never-ending mental ‘to-do’ list, and lamenting that ‘I got nothing done today’.
It’s so easy to get pulled into the trap of believing we need to do more in order to have more and to be more. My perceptions of success and self-worth are tied to my productivity. But what if I asked questions to determine the value of my day that were better than ‘what did I get done?’? Questions that were more aligned with my values and what really matters to me right now.
How deeply did I love and allow myself to be loved today?
Did I express love and appreciation for people I care about?
Who did I connect with? Did I form new connections or strengthen old ones?
What opportunities will I have to do this better tomorrow?