“Read about kids’ shows”
“Comment on a casting director’s Tweet”
“Edit video of me singing”
“Share happy thoughts on Twitter”
“Film, edit, submit video for Conde Nast posting”
“10 minutes of ballet barre”
“Zoom call on self-tapes”
^This is the list I keep daily. It is many pages long now in Google Docs, thanks to starting it many, many months ago-- and I am so glad I started it indeed.
As a performer and personal trainer, my days are not scheduled like they would be if I had a set boss, a set office, a set schedule...
The majority of my time is a ‘’choose your own adventure” format. Anyone who has been any version of self-employed understands the many pros and cons of this set-up!
More me, the over-arching challenges presented each day are staying focused, prioritizing, moving forward through what sometimes feels like a black hole of ‘where the heck do I go next’ in the on-camera world, while finding the balance of saying ’yes’ to the right amount of clients and classes in fitness to thrive but not collapse at the end of a day ;)
Anyway, this post does not have to go on very long today-- The point is, right now, especially, so many of us are facing a similar “choose your own adventure” calendar. If you are up for creating a DAILY ACCOMPLISHMENTS doc, I highly recommend it.
Yes I have my running to-do list, but this is a way for me to quickly jot down what I actually complete, however small, during a day that relates to moving forward in my career. Maybe you want to put everything you do in a day. That would overwhelm me, but more power to you if that is the route you go ;)
Go ahead, open Google docs, type today's date, and write some accomplishments.
What constitutes an 'accomplishment''? That's up to you. But I urge you to count every 'little' thing that moves you that tiny step forward.
I don’t know about you, but it certainly makes me feel better when I can look back at that and say, “YES I AM doing things!” Some days it feels I am stagnant, and this helps me keep track of the reasons to celebrate, of all sizes, those baby steps forward.
"Wrote a blog post." That’s going on the list :)
What other ways do you have of staying focused and motivated these days??