Reflect on Your Week

 

Days of the week

Reflection is a powerful personal development tool. It enables you to pause, slow down, take a step back, and evaluate your life.

It is a good practice to spend time on the weekend reflecting on the week that has past. It will help you keep your life in progress and your goals on track. Small changes on a weekly basis can have a BIG effect.

Make a commitment to spend 15-30 minutes over the weekend (Saturday or Sunday) to first, look back and then, look forward. I have outlined a few questions, best answered in writing, to help get you started.

Look back

  • What did I accomplish?
  • What didn’t I accomplish that I wanted to? Why?
  • What did I learn?
  • How did I grow?
  • What’s working?
  • What’s not working?
  • Who or what was my greatest blessing?

Look forward

  • What are my top priorities for the week ahead? Why?
  • Based on my review of last week, what might I do differently in the coming week?

Use the power of reflection on a weekly basis to help you learn, grow, and keep moving forward.

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Ruthann

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Organize for Success

PowerPoint PresentationOrganizing is a process of bringing together/coordinating resources to achieve a desired goal. The key to effective organizing is to have a clear vision of your goal.

I have outlined five steps, best accomplished in writing, to help you begin the process.

Step one is to determine your goal/desired outcome.

  • What does success look like? Envision what you desire and capture your vision on paper through words and/or images. Consider creating a vision board.

Step two is to determine why your desired outcome is important to you.

  • Why do you want what you have outlined in step one? What is your motivation?

Step three is to identify obstacles to reaching your goal and ways to overcome.

  • What might get in the way of you reaching your goal? How will you overcome?

Step four is to determine what resources you will need to bring your vision to life.

  • What will it take to bring your vision to life in terms of time, energy, money, and others? Be specific and realistic.
  • Plan backward.  

Step five is to implement your plan.

  • What is one thing you can do this week to stay true to your vision of success?

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Ruthann

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Make the most of your time

 

Time

Be mindful of how you are spending your time. It is one of your most valuable resources and it is inextricably linked to your life. The way you spend your time is the way you spend your life. Spend it wisely. 🙂

Here are a few strategies that can help you make the most of your time:

  • Know your purpose/mission and let it be your guide.
  • Set clear, purpose-driven goals.
  • Plan and prioritize tasks related to your goals.
  • Create a schedule (daily/weekly/monthly) and stick to it.
  • Focus on results/getting things done; not on being busy.
  • Be willing to say no to people and activities that are not in alignment with your goals.

The key to making the most of your time is to stay laser focused on what matters most in your life.

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Ruthann

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Mid-Year: Review, Reflect, Keep Moving Forward

 

keep moving forward

It’s hard to believe that we are halfway through the year. It’s a good time to pause and reflect on the first half of the year to see where you are versus where you hoped to be this time of the year. Make an effort to look back at the first half of the year without getting stuck in feelings of guilt or regret if you are off track. The goal of a mid-year evaluation is to review, reflect, correct, and keep moving forward.

If you work in a business setting, you are more than likely used to a mid-year assessment related to your role/position. It is also a good practice for other areas of your life. Here are a few questions for you to consider:

  • What have I accomplished year to date?
    • Consider all of your life areas (e.g., career, finances, health & fitness, etc.)
    • Celebrate your accomplishments no matter how big or small.
  • What didn’t I accomplish that I really wanted to? Why?
  • Who or what has been my greatest blessing? Why?
  • What did I learn?
  • How did I grow?
  • What am I really committed to?

The last question is important to crystalize as a part of your mid-year evaluation. It will help you to see where you need to make adjustments to your current plan or change course and create a new plan of action.

For your reference, I have provided links to previous posts that are related to this topic.

Be Intentional (includes a downloadable worksheet)

Focus on what truly matters

SMART Goals: Bring Your Desires to Life

Create a Vision Board

Create a Theme for the Year

Keep moving forward! 🙂

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Ruthann

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