Imagine how good you’ll feel.
There are two kinds of checklists. One is a regular “To-Do” list with little empty boxes next to each item. Checking off your “To-Do” list is a satisfying way to track progress on your action items each day.
But the second kind of checklist—the “Ta-Da” list—is even more satisfying. Filling out your “Ta-Da” list ensures that your most important “heart and soul” items get their time in the sun each day.
Here’s a live example of an actual “Ta-Da!” list:
- Did I wake up and greet the day?
- Did I celebrate just being alive?
- Did I read something interesting today?
- Did I find at least one piece of good news?
- Did I learn something new?
- Did I change something for the better?
- Did I think about my future?
- Did I stop to thank someone?
- Did I put something—even just a dollar—in savings?
- Did I find something to make me laugh?
- Did I make someone else laugh?
- Did I help or reach out to someone?
- Did I forgive someone (maybe even myself)?
- Did I do something sacred (pray, meditate, visit the sick)?
- Did I stand up for someone or something?
- Did I do something ridiculous or fun?
- Did I tell my loved one(s) how much I appreciate them?
- Was I good to my body?
- Did I write down at least one new idea or possibility?
- Did I take a chance on something worthwhile?
- Did I review my most important lifetime goals?
- Did I count my blessings?
Imagine how good you’ll feel if you can say “Ta-da!” to these kinds of questions at the end of each day.