With your hectic schedule and busy lifestyle it seems as if the last thing you have time for is to sit down and review your week.
And, anyway, it doesn’t seem to be that big of a deal. After all, you remember what got crossed off your endless To Do list, and those items that didn’t. Why do you need to waste time rehashing it all?
Regularly reviewing your week helps in three ways:
First of all, you can spot techniques that aren’t working—for instance, you’ve tried to get up fifteen minutes before the rest of the household so you can read something inspirational, but you can’t seem to drag yourself out of bed. You also notice that every day when your colleagues go down to the break room for their morning coffee, you usually stay at your desk. This could be the perfect time to sit in quiet contemplation or to read uplifting passages from a daily devotional.
By taking the time to review your week, instead of giving up on a goal that you’ve determined is important to you, you discovered how to tweak the normal way you do things so that you can incorporate this into your schedule.
Another reason to review your week is that it’s vitally important to recognize the progress you’re making and to applaud yourself for it. It’s too easy to forget about or minimize the things that did go well for you during the week and the tasks you did complete well and the successes you did have.
It’s motivating to see that you’re making progress.
It feels good to know that the little steps you’re taking are, in fact, getting you closer to your dreams.
Also, regularly reviewing your week increases your self-esteem. Taking yourself and your dreams seriously and regularly marching toward them increases your self-confidence. You prove to yourself you do have what it takes because you see that even though the path may have been crooked and rocky, you managed to find your way around or through those obstacles. You figured it out! It feels good to know that you can do this! This increases self-reliance because you realize you can handle the problems and obstacles that will come along.
Your homework today is to review your week. Note the things that need tweaking and brainstorm ways you can do things a little differently in the upcoming week.
Then, of course, celebrate your wins! Applaud your progress, no matter how small or how humble. Pat yourself on the back for the things you did well and the bits of projects that you’ve crossed off your To Do list. This is all FANTASTIC stuff!
You did it, just like I knew you always would!
I am so very, very proud of you!
Your Friend and Pep Pal,