By: SOL Recovery Center 16 Jun 2016

To make our lives easier, taking a daily inventory of your interactions may be a helpful tool. It allows you to take a step back and look at the decisions you’ve made that may or may not have impacted someone else and determine what you can do better.

The inventory process requires you to collate everything that you’ve done and sometimes this is the scariest part. In addition to that, figuring out how and when to start this inventory can be a rather daunting process. Questions like “Should I write it out? What should I examine? How detailed should I get?” are all pertinent but essential questions to the inventory process. And just like that, you’ve turned a simple exercise into a major project.

Here’s one simple approach to daily inventory. Set aside a few minutes at the close of each day to sit quietly and think about your feelings. Here are a few things to look at:

  • Do you feel uncomfortable about how the day ended?
  • What was your part in the affair?
  • Do you owe any amends? 
  • Do you regret your day and would you do it differently?

You should also monitor the positive aspects of your life in daily inventory.

  • What has given you satisfaction today?
  • Were you productive? Responsible? Kind? Loving?
  • Did you give everything of yourself today?
  • How many times did you simply stop and appreciate what you have?
  • What did you do today that you would want to do again?

Less is more while doing the inventory. No need to over complicate things. It’s a very simple tool you can use to keep true to yourself and where you want to be. The mantra for today – “I want to keep in touch with the way I feel in living this life I’ve been given. At the end of this day, I will take a brief, simple inventory.”

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