That about says it all. Don’t just complain. Act. That applies to just about every aspect of life– health, housekeeping, school, work, relationships. Think about it.
We beat ourselves up over things we’ve done (or not done) in the past. We ordered the Benedict instead of the oatmeal. We left clean, dry clothes wrinkling in the drier. We didn’t study for the test. We were late for work. We forgot to say thank you. We forgot the sunscreen.
So my goal is pretty simple. I’ll do one thing today that will make tomorrow a little easier. Here are a few that have (almost) become habits.
- Lay out my clothes the night before if I’m going to work (or somewhere special) the next morning.
- Plan menus at least a few days ahead of time and make a shopping list accordingly.
- Get my exercise out of the way before my day starts, so nothing gets in the way.
- Scoop the litter box.
- Wash my face, moisturize and go to bed at a reasonable time.
It’s really all about baby steps and spreading kindness, including to my future self. So, today I’m doing laundry. That way I won’t have to sniff my way through the hamper to find something clean enough to wear tomorrow.
What kindness will you show toward your future self?