For the past five years, I’ve made an attempt to do weekly reviews for myself. These reviews are quick checkups on myself every week that are tied to 30 day challenges, which are then tied to 90 day goals and yearly goals.
These weekly reviews take no longer than 30 minutes to reflect on to see what my progress is like in order to keep myself accountable. My rationale behind making these weekly reviews public is that if I’m comfortable enough putting out in the public, there’s more (good) pressure on myself to keep things on track.
How I usually do my weekly reviews is break down the “Areas of Improvement” that I focus on, where I want to create long term and meaningful changes for the foreseeable future. They’re Finances, Fitness, Career and Personal Projects.
I’d also like to credit Sacha Chua for her consistent public posts of her own weekly reviews for pushing me over the edge to liberate my Weekly Moleskine journal sessions and putting online for myself to reflect on.
Financial Freedom (+) – I’m on track with this month’s goal to curb my spending. I’ll have to accept that the “Food” category will always be the leading category since.
TO DO: Bump up my budget on Dining Out for April going forward since I’ve cut down unnecessary expenses as Linode hosting and Finance charges have gone down, this is part of my discretionary spending budget.
Fitness Phenomenon (+) – I hit the gym for the minimum of 3 times this week. I shouldn’t rely on any excuses to not workout. 15 minute high intensity workouts will do.
- Make it to the gym for a minimum of 4 times this upcoming week
Career (+) – Get a handle of my clients and getting a full competitor breakdown to find out what I can do in terms of low hanging fruit first. I’ll have to come in an hour early this upcoming week. I’ll leave at 5 PM sharp to get my ass to the gym consistently.
- Go to work an hour early this week
- Sharpen my Excel chops
- Read Art of SEO while commuting
- Learn more about Data Visualization