Instant Insight: The daily minimum


It’s both easy and natural to think of certain days (especially Mondays!) in terms of the required minimum: If I just finish this one task or do this one thing, the rest of the day can be a total wash. 

Does this sentiment sound a little familiar? It’s okay if it does. But as we contemplate what constitutes our most basic obligations each day, whether it’s at work or at home, it’s so important that we also set a simple bar for ourselves. Be sure to ask yourself a few questions daily:

What do I need today? What will make this day complete for me and no one else?

If you ask yourself these questions regularly enough, you might find that the daily minimum can feel less like a requirement and more like an opportunity. With that inspiration in mind, we offer this week’s Instant Insight:

Instant Insight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unstuck Life CoursesWhen your motivation is missing
Find out what’s blocking you and what will get you going again with our Spark Your Motivation Life Course — a deep dive into knowing you better.
Learn more>

More Unstuck Advice

Instant Insight: Our right to be wrong Even the noblest, most empathetic people in the world are no match for the moment when a person has done them wrong. It happens to all of us and, rega...
Instant Insight: There’s no need to sparkle You don't have to be in a store that sells throw pillows to know that there is already enough pressure to shine, seize the day, and be wild or bold or...
Instant Insight: Just give love One of the surprisingly tough feats we face in our relationships with others is to express affection, concern, or support in a way that is impactful f...