"I have a funny habit: I try to do something, just one thing, especially well, each day. I can't do ten or twenty things "great" each day; maybe good, but not exceptional.
We all have busy and full days, but this is my mental
anchoring, kind of a mantra.
So, for example, I made some really nice pasta for
my wife last night. The day before that, I finally made a phone call to a friend
that I was thinking about. Maybe it's a work-out, or a piece of writing to my kids.
Here’s the mantra part: when I am winding down,
into a meditation, or sleep, or rest, I will revisit that one positive “very
good” moment, like a rumination. It feels efficient and positive -which overcomes the negative
mental chatter that makes me feel bad about myself." Will Smith