Feeling overwhelmed? Get control of your life by harnessing the power of three!


I was overwhelmed. My mind was a jumble of thoughts and worries. I had so much to do and so little time. I felt tired. I looked tired. And it felt like I was developing an ulcer, too. I wasn’t sleeping well, and I was eating like crap.

I was a mental, emotional, and physical wreck.

That’s when I told myself, “Look, you can’t do it all today. So why not just focus on three things. Just three. If you get those things done, that would be enough for today.”

And so that’s just what I did. And then I did it again the next day, and the next. Pretty soon my mountain of work and responsibilities had been chiseled down to a manageable list, and I was feeling healthier, both physically and mentally.

And that’s how I came up with the Three Things Journal. What if you just picked the three most pressing to-dos on your list and got them done? Sounds doable, right?

Focusing on three important aspects of your day — Nourish, Accomplish, Appreciate — the Three Things Journal is a simple way to make sure you’re making some headway on your to-do list, while at the same time making sure you’re taking care of yourself both physically and mentally.

It’s so easy. You just write down:

  • What three meals you eat that day
  • What three important tasks you want to accomplish
  • What three things you’re grateful for

That’s doable, right?

Look, I get it. We’re all crazy busy, you can’t always eat right, and sometimes you’re not in the mood to feel grateful. But if you commit yourself to this easy daily ritual, I know it will help you get more done, eat better, and have a more positive outlook on things. It did for me.

Try out The Three Things Journal for one week and see if it works for you.




Valentine J. Brkich

Valentine J. Brkich is a freelance writer from Beaver, Pa.

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