In the midst of routine, we often forget to pay attention to the things that are most important to us. I don’t know about you, but that’s where systems and routines help me.
I use journaling for my daily goals, co-created a community for my weekly goals and developed a tool for my quarterly goals.
Extent or start journaling
Every morning, when I get up, I ask myself this one question:
“What do I want to achieve today and defend against everything?”
It helps me to concentrate in the chaotic everyday life.
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Btw. I track my daily goal as a habit in the Streaks App. I utilize gamification to make sure I don’t miss a day.
Join a mutual improvement community
Most people will only perform, when there’s something “at stake”. And the best commitment device for me is other people. So I co-founded a Slack community with my colleague Fredi.
Together with 4 others, on Sundays we write down firmly what is the ONE important thing that everyone wants to achieve in the coming week. Additionally, we reflect on how the last week went. The nice thing is that we hold each other accountable and give feedback when requested.
Apply the OKR framework to your life
I created a tool called “Life OKR”. It helps me identify and optimize overlooked areas of my life. On a regular cadence you’ll evaluate your current situation in comparison to your life mission. Creating Objectives, measurable Key Results and Action Items you’ll focus on what’s driving you towards your goals.
Grab the tool here to start your Life OKR journey:
Of course, journaling, communities, and life OKRs work for any cadence you can think of. Try it out and let me know how it works for you.