Republished from 2016
I’m a list maker. If I don’t write everything I need to know or remember down in front of me, then it’s pretty much useless. Even if you’re not the kind of person that stays organized by making lists – there are some things that just need to be written down. Goals, important reminders, and a list of things that make you unhappy.
You might think making a list of the things that make you unhappy would be a pretty depressing task. It’s definitely not the most fun thing to do, but it can get you moving in the right direction.
Because when you see all of the things that make you unhappy laid out in front of you, then you automatically know what to eliminate from your life. In addition, you are even more grateful for the things that do make you happy.
It’s proven that writing things down helps you to accomplish them – so start accomplishing things and getting your life moving. Keep going forward, do things that push you. Eliminate those unhappy things on your list one by one until there’s no list left at all.
And then maybe down the road, make a list of the things that do make you happy. Remember to appreciate them. And appreciate all the negative things you’ve cut out in your life. It’s a slow process, so you need to give yourself credit for the small things you accomplish in life. Even if it’s just to stop weighing yourself because the number makes you unhappy or to stop prioritizing someone who doesn’t prioritize you. Even the smallest changes can make a big impact.
This post was inspired by this post, please give it a read 🙂