Hello my lovelies! It’s been a while since I’ve made a new blog post (there are quite a few in my drafts that will be going up soon). I’ve been working hard on a new series that I hope will be helpful to Grad Students! If you’re not in grad school you still may find these tips helpful in other aspects of your life.
Today’s chat is about feeling productive (one month in to the new year we might be re-evaluating our goals). If you’re feeling the burden of trying to be super productive or starting something new this post is for you!
How many of us say these kinds of things to ourselves or, maybe even out loud to others?
“I didn’t get anything done today. I’ll fail at this assignment/project/test. I’m not going to apply for my dream job/school/anything shoot your shot related”. These small phrases may seem harmless or that you’re just stating what’s “true”, but our perception is our reality – so let’s try some simple reframing!
Instead of focusing on what you didn’t get done focus on what you did! Spin the situation and say “I didn’t get done all that I would have liked to today but, I did get xyz done!” Don’t catastrophize! If you honestly feel as though you didn’t do well on something you could say, “I feel as though I didn’t do well on xyz but I tried my best.” And lastly, when it comes to anything shoot your shot related tell yourself this: the worst that can happen is they say no, the best that can happen is they say yes!
I hope these little reframe tips helped and you can start to reframe in your own way! It takes work but the first step is recognizing the way we speak to and about ourselves! I hope you have a great February!