It’s 6:31pm my time as I sit down to write this post, , , the end of a long week. I look forward to a nice weekend.
I have a question for you, “What did you get accomplished this week?”.
Do you ask yourself this question from time to time? If not, maybe you should. I don’t know if you have ever gone through a week where you logged the activity of each day, , , hour by hour. If you do, you might be amazed at where your time goes. It was an eye opener when I went through such an exercise.
Self reflection is a good thing as long as you don’t over do it.
Here are some questions you might ask yourself about how your week went:
- How much time did you spend on email this week?
- How much of your week was spent in meetings?
- How much time was spent at lunch?
- Did you spend any time coaching or developing your employees?
- Was there any time spent developing your own skills?
- How much time was spent at work versus at home?
- What was the percentage of time you could truly call productive?
- Would your boss think your time was well spent?
- What would you do differently in retrospect?
- Did you work on that personal project or did you not get to it, , , again?
Learn about where and how you spend your time so you can weed out the “lost time”. If you are like most, you probably lose quite a bit of productive time.
Great post. Always good to step back and reflect, because we all tend to get consumed with minutia and “fire drills” daily.
It is good to do self assessment from time to time. With it, we can find opportunities of improvement.