Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A new habit - daily retrospectives

So I'm trying to build a new habit. I've heard it takes 30 days for a habit to take hold, so check back in a month to see how I'm doing.

So what I'm trying to do is a mini retrospective at the end of each day. I'm taking 5 minutes before I wrap up for the day to ask myself a couple questions and jot down some brief responses in my journal;
  • What were my successes and challenges?
  • What did I learn?
  • Who should I reach out to?
The 3rd question is a good one for me. The idea is to think about the people I interacted with that day. Did I promise to send somebody something? Do I want to follow up just to say thanks? Maybe there's a compliment I didn't have time to deliver earlier that day. I'm not the best networker, so this will help me make more of an effort to keep my network alive.


Rafael Pina said...

Nice blog, following now !

Unknown said...

Thanks Rafael.