Habit #3 – Habit: Review & Reflection

I recommend running weekly & monthly reviews. I also do a “mid-year” (July) & end-year (late December) review.

My weekly/monthly reviews is based on David Allen’s GTD system, with some modifications:

  1. Get all in-boxes to zero.
    All emails & paper has to be processed, no excuses… use your lists.
  2. Review all calendars: last week & the coming week.
    Be sure that you are in control.
  3. Review your Weekly MIT’s (Most Important Task)
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    Before moving on to the lists, remember to SIMPLIFY.
    Remove everything but the essential projects & tasks.
    Optional: Put them on your Someday/Maybe list.
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  4. Review your action lists.
  5. Review your project lists.
  6. Review your Monthly MIT’s – Monthly Review
  7. Review your someday/maybe lists – Monthly Review
  8. Review your “Reflection document” – Monthly Review
  9. Review all calendears for upcoming month – Monthly Review
  10. Review “Horizon of Focus” (Level 2 & 3) mindmaps – Monthly Review

If you manage to create a habit of doing a weekly review… you will get a “control-boost”.. People feeling in control tend to more happy and content.

David Allen talks about the GTD Weekly Review:

Highly recommended.

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