I know you’ve heard that saying before. And it really is true. The little things in life can have a big impact.
Yesterday I did something many of us are bad at doing, I cleaned out my personal email. I really didn’t start the day with that being on my to-do list, it just kind of happened.
I recently started working at a new company. I also sent the letter of appeal for me to be reinstated back into school (Read this post for more details on that). So, of course with all of this going on, I’m expecting to be receiving some important emails. When I open my email to see if anything came in, I was bombarded with 300 emails. How in the world did I have 300 emails? I’m usually good with cleaning out my inbox, at least I thought.
Many of the emails were sale and deal alerts from the various stores I signed up for. Some were from food sites I signed up for to receive recipes. Others were from companies I never heard of and don’t remember signing up for, most likely my email address was shared/sold. Meh.
Knowing if I kept this up, the important emails would eventually get buried in the junk emails. So, I went on an email cleaning spree. Not only did I delete the emails from my inbox, I also unsubscribed* from many of the emails.
That one small task made me happy. I felt like my life was organized and in order for that moment. It wasn’t much but, it made an impact on my mood instantly. And when I’m in a better mood, I feel less stressed. And when I’m less stressed, the less likely one of my symptoms will flare-up.
Try to do one small task a day. It doesn’t matter what it is. It could be organizing your sock drawer, going through that pile of papers on your table, watering your plants, etc. I guarantee that you will feel good that you got something accomplished. And eventually all of those accomplished small tasks will turn into an accomplished big task, which will make you feel even happier.
“You need to let the little things that would ordinarily bore you suddenly thrill you.”
– Andy Warhol
*When you unsubscribe from an email you will no longer receive emails from that particular company. If you scroll to the very bottom of the email, you should see unsubscribe in very small print.