It’s the weekend…the end of another work week. For me, it has been yet another hectic, but quite productive week. Most of us look forward to the weekend as a time to kick back and relax, or to do things we’ve had to put off since the last weekend. Even if there are chores to be done and errands to run, we still look forward to those two days where we DON’T have to think about the workplace.
However, I read this interesting article today by Marc Chernoff, “7 Questions to End Your Week With.” In it, Mr. Chernoff challenges us to ask ourselves the following thought-provoking questions at the end of each week.
1. What pleasant surprises did I discover this week?
2. What lessons did my work teach me that I could build upon next week?
3. Are my short-term efforts and long-term goals still aligned?
4. What could I have spent more or less time doing?
5. How did fear and uncertainty affect what I did and didn’t do?
6. What mental clutter can I clear?
7. What is the first logical step for next week?
I encourage you to read the entire article for more insight into each of these questions. I’m not sure if I want to engage in such deep introspection every weekend, but I do think these are questions we need to ask ourselves fairly regularly.
How do you end your week?