A Joy List can be your saving grace. Many argue there isn’t enough time to get everything done. I agree that time is often in short supply. But sacrificing yourself doesn’t get things done easier, in fact, it makes things more challenging and frustrating – for everyone.
Take this time to create your Joy List. A list of 5 things you love to do for no other reason than it brings you joy. Perhaps you love to take a walk, read, paint, cook, or volunteer. You may easily have more than 5 or you could be so out of touch with your own needs, you may struggle to find 5. Do your best.
Once you have your list. Read through it and note how many of the items don’t cost a thing except for time? I would venture to guess at least 3 of the 5, if not all, only require an investment of time. This is good because it throws out the “no money” excuse many suffer from.
Now, it’s important that you make a commitment to your Self and to your Joy List every day.
Each day spend a minimum of 15 minutes doing one item from your list. These 15 minutes will prove to be the most valuable investment you make in being more productive and fulfilled in your everyday life.