Remind Yourself that You Do Get Things Done

Why look back at your last day? A lot of us start our days off with a long to-do list, and we begin the day overwhelmed. Or we end our days being overwhelmed. Let's change that.

We are overwhelmed because we always fail to see how much work we actually completed. We don't have enough hours in the day, and we continuously focus on the next task that we need to finish. It keeps us in a cycle of feeling like we never accomplish enough. This isn't reality. That's why we need to take a few minutes each day to write down what we did get done and give ourselves a mental high five. Then look at this list before you start your tasks for the next day. By doing so, you're reminding yourself that you can tackle all that is ahead of you because you did the day before.

Take the 5 minutes at the end and start of each day and be your own cheerleader. It's a small amount of time that gives you the boost you need and deserve. The perk is that this little boost each day will make you more productive.

Arathi Ramappa is a certified executive coach, certified spiritual life coach, speaker, and management consultant who helps individuals thrive in life and business. Using the concepts of emotional intelligence, self-compassion, and mindfulness, Arathi has helped clients start their own businesses, develop leadership skills, diminish conflict in relationships, implement positive behaviors, and increase confidence.

Arathi offers one-on-one coaching and emotional intelligence and conscious principles workshops to organizations. She created the EASE approach to help others Explore, Analyze, Strengthen, and Empower their thinking to identify and conquer obstacles to success and change their lives and businesses.

With twenty years of experience in business management coupled with certifications in coaching and emotional intelligence, Arathi’s background as a serial entrepreneur and a veteran in the start-up space has provided her with extensive cross-functional knowledge that she can apply to any situation or client. She has managed teams globally in places such as India, Japan, China, Germany, Canada, Taiwan, Eastern Europe, as well as the U.S., and has worked with a wide range of clients including from the financial, healthcare, cybersecurity, and fashion industries, among others.


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