My daily questions are good for getting me in a good state, and for reminding me of things I can focus on that make me feel phenomenal. But I had the thought this morning: what if I were to ask questions once a week that were a bit more high-level and could guide how I planned my time? What if I was to ask questions regularly that re-oriented my life and planning to higher-value activities and goals? It seems obvious, perhaps, but this is definitely not something that I have ever done; I’ve done weekly planning, but I haven’t been as intentional about questioning myself on how I might improve. It’s a subtle distinction, perhaps, but I think it’s going to prove valuable in the next few years.
In a few minutes I came up with a starter list, that I’m sure I will be adding to regularly:
- What do I want to accomplish this week?
- What high-value activities should I engage in?
- What physical skills do I want to develop in the next seven days?
- What do I want to learn this week?
- Who do I want to make contact with this week?
- What foods do I want to consume?
- What changes can I make this week that will improve my life?
- What book do I want to read this week?
- What websites or apps do I want to avoid this week? (For me, every week: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram…)
- What low-value activities do I want to stop doing?
- What can I do to contribute to my relationships this week?
- What can I do to improve the lives of the people I care about?
- What can I do to improve my life by 1% every day?
- What habits should I work on every day to try to make them unconscious?
- What can I focus on that will yield more happiness in my life?
If anyone else does this, I’d be very interested in hearing your thoughts.