For many people, life has been feeling a bit parallel to Bill Murray’s in Groundhog Day. For those of you who haven’t seen it, Bill’s character is doomed to relive the same day, February 2, over and over. (Also, we’re in the middle of a pandemic, people. What else do you have to do? Watch the movie.)
With this in mind, we wanted to take a minute to pause the digital ministry tips and throw in a couple suggestions to help improve your mindset and productivity in the current climate. At the end of each day, take some time to do the following, and see if it doesn’t help.
- Run through your achievements – Take five minutes to review what you accomplished during the day. Reflecting on your daily victories can build your confidence and realize your strengths. Even if you did not check off all the items on your to-do list, give yourself credit for showing up anyway. Don’t spend your evening dwelling on those items, but do start a list for tomorrow with those to-do’s at the top.
- Prep for tomorrow – Spend a few minutes to write out the tasks and goals you need to accomplish next. Think about any upcoming meetings or important deadlines coming up; is there anything you can do beforehand to make those tasks less formidable? Simply thinking through these next steps can lighten your mental burden (and hopefully allow you to get a full night’s rest!)
- Tidy up your space – Whether you are working at home or you have returned to the office, keeping a clean workspace can do wonders on your mindset. Organizing your files, washing those coffee cups and tidying up the scattered things in your space, is like tying up the loose ends of your day.
- Schedule things you enjoy – Don’t forget to make some time to do things that make you happy, whether that’s penciling in a phone call with a friend or unwinding with 30 minutes of prayer or yoga at the end of the day. Having something to look forward to at the end of the day will help motivate you to get through those less enjoyable tasks. Not to mention, this is one way to ensure your day ends on a positive note.
We hope these little changes will help get you through the daily grind and bring a little joy and peace to your life. Stay healthy. Stay safe and stay tuned for next’s week’s tips and tricks!
PS. If digital ministry is currently on your list of formidable tasks, please schedule a strategy call with me this week. I’d love to chat with you to see if our Digital Ministry Coaching Program could help soothe your pains.
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