BEFORE I GO TO BED each night, I ask myself:
What have I accomplished tonight?
I try to be entirely honest with myself:
“I accomplished sitting in this chair for several hours, hunched over my computer/phone”.
“I ate a piece of cheese and had three cups of coffee”
“I stayed awake”
and I also try to think of more.
Tonight, I made a 13 minute Youtube video of myself talking. I had some interesting discussions about [x], [y], [z] with [this person], [that person], [this other person] on [Google+], [Facebook], etc.
I found a good video capture program I like, and snagged some funny gifswithsound clips and uploaded to Vine, G+ FB and Youtube. I read a number of posts by friends, and a few scientific articles.
And so, I can go to bed feeling accomplished. I do this ritual nightly; it really just takes a few moments of thinking honestly. I can also go back further and bring in other things that i accomplished during the day. The same thing applies.
What is the result?
I go to bed feeling that… today, was a good day.