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It’s dedicated time to think about the past week, reflect on what went well and what didn’t, and plan for the week ahead.
It’s a chance to get aligned with your goals and ensure that the work you’re doing on a daily basis is helping you reach them
... to ask yourself during your weekly review:
Make time for a weekly review to consider whether your planning process is working or could be tweaked. Consider these questions:
The key to this method is prioritizing your task list in advance — a dedicated weekly review is a must. Take stock of what’s coming up for the week ahead and make a rough sketch of your time blocks for each day. At the end of every workday, review any tasks you didn’t finish — as well as any new tasks that have come in — and adjust your time blocks for the rest of the week accordingly.
Time commitment to get started: Medium
Type: Abstract, visual
Perfect for people who: Need to prioritize tasks, but tend to go for lists over graphs.
What it does: Prioritizes your tasks by urgency, ensures that you’re accomplishing the right things.
Write down everything you have to do and then identify each as a Must, a Should, or a Want.
Your Must tasks are non-negotiable. “Pay rent” — that’s a Must if it’s the first of the month.
A Should is something you need to do, but it’s not dire that it be done today. Answering certain emails may be a Should.
A Want is something you’d like to do, but might not be practical or necessary at the moment.