It’s Review’ o Clock, How Did You Do This Week?
The year is still fresh with newly set goals and resolutions, is it too early to ask how many goals you’ve smashed or how many tasks you’ve completed in the past two weeks? You couldn’t do an in-depth review yesterday, could you? That’s because you were probably consumed with the tasks of the next day.
Ticking your daily to-do’s and tasks isn’t enough to measure your progress – it is limiting and there’s a high chance you mostly take a quick glance over it, and then, that’s that! You need a review that helps you see the bigger picture with fresh eyes.
If you don’t want to find yourself wondering where the week went – trust us, it’s a situation to be – then you need to ask yourself these 10 questions. They are the perfect questions to end the week with.
1. What am I grateful for this week?
Most times, we get so occupied with work that we forget the little things that really matter and are worth our thanks. Family, good health – especially during this pandemic – colleagues, friends, sound mind are amongst the most important things anyone would hope to have.
2. What did I do wrong this week?
Maybe you slept off in the middle of a meeting, made a spelling error in an important email to a prospective sponsor, or you forgot to return a client’s call. Check on your flaws and make a move to do better in the coming week.
3. What did I do right this week?
You deserve a pat on the back for your accomplishments. Celebrate your wins no matter how little they are. It’s a perfect way to help you review the past week, and get ready for the next week.
4. How can I get better?
Perhaps you made some mistakes as we mentioned above, now is not the time to beat yourself up. Pick some valuable lessons from the mistakes to help you have a better week.
5. What tasks did I enjoy doing the least?
What tasks proved difficult and consumed much time too? You could delegate those tasks to others or just drop them. You need all the time you can get to focus on tasks you enjoy doing.
6. What didn’t I do that I planned to do?
It’s possible you avoided some tasks, probably because you don’t enjoy doing them or they are not urgent. However, that doesn’t speak well of you. Prioritise them in the coming week.
7. What were my best moments of the week?
The good times that you will want to relive again and again. Reflecting on the valuable moments that were meaningful to you and aligned with your purpose will help you review the week.
8. What things do I repeatedly put off?
Remember the client you were to meet the previous week? But then you got occupied and moved to last week, and still plan to reschedule it to next week. Take due action when needed and move on to the next task.
9. Did I make progress in my short, medium, or long term goals?
It is important to check if your steps are on the right track. 7 days might seem short to achieve your set goals, but it’s those little steps that help you make significant progress towards your long term goals.
10. How would you rate the week?
Rate the week of out 10, are you pleased with yourself?
Whatever the outcome of your review may be, still have it at the back of your mind that you’re doing well. Now that it’s weekend, let go of work worries and have as much fun as you can have. If you haven’t got any plans, see how you can have a good time during the weekend here.