Do something your future self will thank you for


Life / Thursday, August 16th, 2018

I’ve been trying to figure out life recently. I haven’t gone on this long journey of self-discovery; rather I’m trying to do stuff that will help “reactivate” my motivation and do what I love again. More about that here.

I’ve been watching Lilly Singh for about 4 years now I want to say. I actually came across her Vlogs before her actual skit videos, which is what she is originally famous for. I fell in love with her personality and her willingness to “hustle harder every day”

Lilly been saying “do something today that your future self would thank you for” for a long time now. It’s not always big, important things. Sometimes it’s really mediocre things such as the dishes; packing away your laundry or check something off your “To Do” list for tomorrow.

Recently -as in the last 4 days- I’ve really been doing that. I always brush small things off such as packing the dishwasher; doing laundry; emailing someone back because they’re mediocre and easy enough jobs. What actually ends up happening is that I don’t get to it in time and then it stresses me out or I’ll tell myself that I will do it later but then it will sit on my subconscious on repeat so that it affects my whole day. That’s actually something Alfie Deyes has been talking about. It’s an interesting thing to think about. How many times have you done this?

Every morning I clean up the kitchen after breakfast. A lot of the time I sit down first and answer my messages or catch up on social media for a bit but this is my brain when I do this:

Brain: “you need to clean up; you need to clean up; you need to clean up; you need to clean up”

Damn girl; just bloody clean up already, why don’t you?

So I have been implementing this philosophy more and more recently. It started off as small things like making my bed as I got up for church (5:30 on a Sunday) so that when I come home my room isn’t a mess and I don’t feel anxious. Tonight I prepared my papers for tomorrow’s visa appointment so I don’t have to scramble tomorrow and it really feels good. I have seen such a difference in these last couple days and it’s truly amazing to be able to do that and feel the weight off my shoulders.

It may seem insignificant but it truly makes all the difference!

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