This checklist will motivate you to perform an essential daily mindset maintenance. It offers a solution for the continuation of your precious productive life, while also delivering happiness, stresslessness, and comfort.
Download this presentation, refer to it often and ask yourself these questions regularly. Every area of your life will thank you.
6 step mindset maintenance checklist for workaholics
6-Step Mindset Maintenance
Checklist for Workaholics
MAINTAINING a healthy business
requires a healthy mindset. And
maintaining a healthy mindset requires
maintenance to be...well...maintained ;-)
Never more true than for the workaholic
entrepreneur; staying sane is hard work!
The mind, body and soul are machines.
Yes, beautiful machines, but machines
nonetheless. And as with any machine
they suffer from neglect.
We productivity junkies and workaholics
are defined by a high tolerance of stress
and heavy workloads. We seek this stuff
out, we love challenge, and we take
great pride in massive accomplishment.
But we still have a limit, a “production
capacity” if you will. Those who know their
limit and capacity have only discovered it
from the back end of a burnout...and those
who don’t will soon find out…
That is unless we begin to institute some
simple daily practices of mental oil changes
and soul-battery recharging. The following
checklist will motivate you to perform this
essential maintenance. It offers a solution for
the continuation of your precious productive
life, while also delivering happiness,
stresslessness, and comfort.
Download this presentation, refer to it often
and ask yourself these questions regularly.
Every area of your life will thank you.
DID YOU MAKE?
Consider what you made. Did you create
something you were proud of, or did you
make for the sake of profit? Either way,
scrutinize not just “if” and “what” was
made, but why.
Making is an expression of the soul.
Situations may warrant the creation of
things that you may not care much
about, but take care to make at least
one thing each day that means
something to you.
Whenever you are creating beauty
around you, you are restoring your soul.
DID YOU EAT?
As workaholics, many times we simply
forget to eat. We won’t suggest any
“right” method of eating — that is for
you to decide. Mentally check this off if
you succeeded in following your own
personal practice of nourishment.
The real consideration here is this:
Did others undeservingly suffer at the
hands of your emotional hunger pangs?
Hell hath no fury like me when I’m
slightly inconvenienced and hungry.
- Mahatma Gandhi
DID YOU REST?
This is a broad one. Did you get to sleep
at a subjectively reasonable hour? Did
you wake naturally without an alarm?
We workaholics are also usually
seasoned in unique break-taking
methods, so consider the following as
● Take a nap?
● Have a long relaxed lunch?
● Unplug from work on time?
I am out of order until further notice.
My “Stupid People” filter needs cleaning,
and my “Give a Damn” batteries have run out.
- Elon Musk
DID YOU LAUGH?
Laughter is an easy sacrifice to make for
us workaholics. There’s no shame in
adding this bad boy to your to-do list
when it doesn’t organically present itself
A wholly shitty day can be flipped on its
head with a simple chuckle.
For us work-from-home-loners,
subscribing to joke newsletters, or
popping into YouTube for some “epic
fails” can be tremendously influential.
(n.) When a smile has an orgasm.
DID YOU THINK?
We workaholics sometimes opt to relegate
all tedious tasks to a single day. This can
be effective, but be careful not to fry your
brain in such a way that you become
useless the following day.
Seek out small challenges each day. Maybe
it’s a puzzle, or a deep conversation with a
The key is to stay stimulated. Keep your
brain muscle fit and you’ll avoid that
insidious mental atrophy.
Your strongest muscle and worst
enemy is your mind. Train it well.
- Mickey Mouse
DID YOU HELP?
Workaholics are overly focused on
success, completion, productivity and
efficiency. Take a step back and ask
yourself, “ Was what I did today actually
Your work may not satisfy this question,
and that’s ok. Find a door you can hold
open for someone, find a shopping cart
you can herd back to its stable, or do the
dishes without being asked ;-)
Simplicity can be powerful.
When I do good, I feel good.
When I do bad, I feel bad.
That’s my religion.
- Jesus H. Christ (probably)