I journal every morning and ask the same questions. It takes about 5-10 minutes of my time – a worthwhile investment

I’ve taught this process to many leaders and even created a podcast episode with a friend who took action and saw great results from journaling approach I teach.

Now I’m starting to think about how I close out each day and wonder, “Was it a good day?”

I already keep track and measure my execution of tasks related to big projects.

So the questions I want to ask at the end of the day have to do with the “bigger picture” of life.

These questions answer: What really matters?

Some questions you might ask yourself:

  • Did I invest in a key relationship today?
  • Did I get outside?
  • Did I engage in something inspiring (e.g. poetry, comics, music, nature, etc.)
  • Was I active?
  • Did I express love to my partner?
  • Was I patient and understanding?
  • Was I light and relaxed vs tense and agitated?
  • Did I listen more than I talked?
  • Did I do something creative?
  • Did I take breaks and honor the buffer zones in my schedule?
  • Did I laugh?

I’d love to hear what you would add to this list of questions.

What would make it a good day for you? Email me daniel@betterleadersbetterschools.com or send me a tweet @alienearbud

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