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How to track and be proud of *all* your quarantine achievements

We're sure you've seen a bunch of content on your social media feeds telling you to make the most of your time during quarantine. Others may talk about learning new skills or even building a foundation for a business. While those are all amazing things that you could strive for, it's only one side of the coin. Being productive is not *only* synonymous to academic or career-driven work.

Here are a few things to remember when reflecting on your own achievements during your time at home. 

Success is subjective 

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@taylorcassidyj said it best. You are on your own journey. No one else can dictate your progress. It's important to realize that you don't have to have mastered an entire language or started your own skincare business in order to have used your free time in a productive or beneficial way.

Look at old vision boards and see what you have successfully worked toward. Talk to your close family members and ask what improvements they have seen in you over the past couple of months. Let these be indications of your personal growth instead of the messages and images you see on social media. 

The little things are actually huge

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Taking care of yourself in the ways that are true to you and your needs is a *major* accomplishment. Maybe you started drinking more water every day or knocked five books off your TBR list. Maybe Zoom calls helped you build the confidence to voice your opinions and thoughts during classes or you finally learned how to braid your own hair. 

Give yourself the credit you deserve for the little steps—they'll turn into big strides toward the best version of yourself. 

It's all about balance

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You don't have to be a working machine all day but you also don't want to have weeks full of Netflix. Set small and reasonable goals for yourself, work hard to achieve them, but never feel bad for needing a break or taking a day or two just to recuperate and have fun.

Set up a planner that prioritizes both *you* and your work. Put a checkmark next to every task you complete—whether it's putting on a face mask or making vocabulary flashcards. This is a really easy way to stay organized and see what you have achieved throughout your day-to-day. 

What is something you did recently that you are proud of?

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by Cassandra R Lopez | 7/3/2020
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