The key to remembering what you did each day lies in bringing purpose to what you are doing. That might sound difficult, even intimidating, but it needn't be. With practice, you'll be able to perform previously mindless tasks much more mindfully. Whether it's answering emails or doing your admin, believe it or not those seemingly dull tasks can be done with purpose. And the more purpose you bring to them, the more likely you are to be motivated, productive and happier.
What can you do to become more present and aware of your daily tasks? You can meditate. When your mind is being pulled away from a task (which is very likely in a modern-day office environment), take a few moments to meditate at work. Take what you learn from your practice and apply it to your daily work tasks. The more you do this, the more purpose you will bring to each activity.
Below are five simple things you can try each day to bring more awareness to your daily activities.
1. Start the day as you mean to go on. As soon as you wake up in the morning, don't immediately jump out of bed - pause for a few whole breaths. It might only take a few seconds, but it’s the first step to bringing greater purpose to your day.
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