I woke up to three text messages from a friend at work. I had the Kim Possible beep as my text tone so imagine how I felt waking up. I thought there was some kind of emergency or something.
Anyway, he was asking if I wanted to take this photography job our boss was offering. It was for his son’s birthday party in the afternoon. Turns out that the person he first hired won’t be able to make it. My friend left all his gear at home too that’s why he was asking me.
I had to think about it for a good 30mins. I had this debate in my head weather I should do it or not. The first question that popped into my mind was “Can I do it?”. I was telling myself that my friend won’t ask me to do it if he thinks that I can’t handle it. I was supposed to reply with “do you think I can do it?” but I didn’t. I’m glad I didn’t.
Before this year started I told myself to actually be a better version of myself, everyday. Be a better version of my yesterday self. If I was a bum yesterday, I should be a better bum today. Just kidding! I should try to be more productive, and more positive towards life.
Lately I’ve felt that I am actually being able to commit myself in doing that. I started this little activity I do every night before I go to bed. This is something I have started just a few days ago.
I have increased my productivity level by 60%. Most days, I’d be sitting around, watching TV or even napping for 8hrs (HAHAHA). Since I started this small ritual, I am able to achieve better versions of myself everyday. And that is to be a lesser bum. You’re welcome, fam.
So what I do before I go to bed is I make a list of the things I need to accomplish the following day. It helps me keep track of my mom’s orders (half kidding) and the things I have to do for myself. From breathing to running errands, basically anything under the sun.I am a disorganized person when it comes to life, basically. HAHAHA. I tend to forget things a lot. Most of the time, I go up and down the house, throwing things across the room because I don’t remember where I last kept the car keys when it’s just right at the palm of my hand. IKR!!! Pero kahit anong gawin ko siya nalang di ko pa nakakalimutan. Chazzz!!!
It’s like making a grocery list except that you’re not buying things you need/want but things or chores you need to accomplish. It could be the things you need to study for an upcoming test, the projects or files your boss asks you to find or finish, to simple house chores such as washing the dishes, doing laundry, and even sweeping the floor (okay not the best example but you get the point?)
Ever since, I started this List thing I feel like I am a much “busier” person since I feel like I have accomplished at least one task in a day. (I could be a total bum!!!) You could try it yourself and see what difference it makes in your daily living.