Does it feel like you aren't achieving anything at work? Write a 'done' list

Lifehacks carried a very helpful post this week on "How to feel good at the end of the Work Day". A lot of the post is old hat, but one of their tips is something very interesting:
"Jot Down Your Accomplishments: Meeting several tough deadlines in a row, and achieving quantifiable results while you’re at it, is something of which to be proud. Don’t sweep it under the rug. Keep a running list of what you’ve achieved this week and look at it frequently, especially every time your thinking turns dark (e.g. “I’m wasting my life”, “I’ll never get promoted”)."
I make 'to do lists' with the best of them. But I delete the items that I have completed. Even if Idon't delete them, I seldom look back over the completed items. Trouble is that at the end of the day, I have effectively deleted the  trail of work that I did during the day.

If you don't look back over your footsteps from time to time, it is easy to feel like you aren't getting anywhere. then its easy to feel despondent.  So ticking off is better than deleting. And while you're at it, add the odds and ends that you didn't plan to do, but did anyway.

Try it out. Don't just write a 'to do list'. Also write a 'done' list!

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