Be kind to yourself, ask for feedback and make note of your accomplishments.
Those are some of the tips Prof. Jamie Gruman, College of Business and Economics, shared in a Fastcompany.com article that looks at how we can feel more accomplished at the end of the day.
Gruman, a professor of organizational behaviour in the Department of Management, is the co-author of Boost: The Science of Recharging Yourself in an Age of Unrelenting Demands.
In the article, Gruman said if our goals are too big to accomplish in one day, we can feel a lack of accomplishment for not crossing items off the to-do list. But by breaking goals down into sub-goals and working through them, we can feel that progress is being made.
He studies positive organizational behaviour and the impact of resilience, hope and optimism.