When You Feel Like You Haven't Accomplished Enough
Getting to the bottom of why you're feeling unsatisfied with your accomplishments will take some time.
Get specific about what's making you feel bad.
One way to do this is through journaling. Grab a pen and paper and write down what you think you haven't accomplished. It also might be a good idea to write down the things you have achieved and consider how long that achievement sustained you. If an achievement faded quickly and isn't fulfilling, maybe you need to turn your energy to something more long-term.
Do not compare you life to other people's.
We've all been there - scrolling through the highlight reel of someone else's Instagram or Facebook posts - and it's hard not to. But your friends are dealing with personal challenges that may be entirely different than yours. So when you stack your life up against someone else's without knowing how they truly feel or what it took for them to accomplish something, it's easy to convince yourself that you're not enough. So try dialing back your social media use.
Look at your failures objectively.
Failure is normal and can be quite helpful if you learn something valuable. Try looking at your failures through an unbiased lens and determine what you can do differently next time in order to feel more accomplished. And maybe next time you need to consider more realistic goals.
Reaffirm your values.
Rather than focusing on productivity as it pertains to accomplishing goals, build stronger ties to accomplishing things based on what you value. These could be traits such as loyalty, honesty or kindness. Shifting your focus from how much "success" you've earned helps you start fresh and potentially make you feel more fulfilled in your endeavors.
As you're going through this evaluation, it's important to remember that a hectic life does not equate to an accomplished one. We sometimes assume that being busy means we're successful, but having time to unwind can help lower stress and help you work on other things you're passionate about.