Part 2: Weekly Reflection

This is part 2 of a 4-part series. Read part 1 here.

How do we know where we’re headed, if we don’t understand where we’ve been?

The reflection phase of my Monday Business Practice is broken into 3 steps:

  • Celebrate
  • Lessons
  • Why?

Celebrate

Who doesn’t like a party?!

Looking at my calendar & thinking about the previous 7 days, I identify my “wins” & take some time to journal.

My goal is 10 wins. Sometimes I get there – sometimes I don’t.

Wins are moments in our biz & life that are a cause for celebration.

  • Paid my student loan payment with gratitude – WIN!
  • Meditated each morning – WIN!
  • Completed 3 Retreat Consultations – WIN!
  • Mailed a thank you card – WIN!
  • Drank water – WIN!

When we identify milestones in our business (& life), we create opportunities to celebrate.

Celebration reminds me that I’m getting shit done & each lil’ step counts.

Lessons

Recalling lessons from the previous week & writing them down supports us in actually learning from them.

Questions to ask ourselves:

  • What did I learn?
  • What did I discover?
  • What teachings did I receive?
  • What was my “Aha” moment?
  • What did my intuition say?
  • What did I remember?

Why?

Analyzing what didn’t get done last week prepares us for planning for the upcoming week.

What didn’t get done last week & why?

I’m always looking for ways to:

  • Automate
  • Delegate
  • Eliminate

Remember to tap into your Big Picture when you review items that are still hanging around on your “To-Do” list.

When we view our to-do list through the lens of our Big Picture, we can reflect on whether the task supports our purpose.

  • Is this a task that can be automated? (auto bill pay)
  • Is this a task that can be delegated? (email management)
  • Is this a task that can be eliminated? (social media posts)

Your Action

Grab your journal & create a space which supports your reflection process.

Consider the below questions:

  • What are moments from last week that make your heart smile?
  • Explore your biggest lesson from last week. Write down as many details as you can remember. Where were you? Who was involved? Why now?
  • Look at your to-do list. Which items have been on your list for a looooong time. Why are these tasks still there? Are they “shoulds?” How would you rather spend your time?

Be gentle & observe your body as you journal these questions.

This is a practice.

This is part 2 of a 4-part series. Read part 3 here.