Keystone Habit

So I read this article on LinkedIn. I apologize that I am not able to remember the name of the writer but here are the main takeaways from it:

  • Each day, you need to do divide your day into blocks of four hours. If you work a lot, you can divide it in 4 blocks, else 3 blocks should be fine.
  • At the end of each block, write a summary of what you did, the main points. This shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes.
  • At the end of your last block, every day, Write a daily summary. This can be done after reviewing the summaries written at the end of blocks. This shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes.
  • At the end of the week, review the daily summaries of the days of the week and improvise for the next week. This shouldn’t take more than 1 hour.
  • At the end of the month, review the daily summaries of the weeks and improvise for the next month. This shouldn’t take more than 4 hours.
  • At the end of the quarter, review the daily summaries of the month and improvise for the next quarter. This shouldn’t take more than 1 day.
  • At the end of the year, review the daily summaries of the months and quarters, and improvise for the next year. This shouldn’t take more than 4 days.
  • At the end of the quadrennial (4 years), review the daily summaries of the quarters and years, and improvise for the next quadrennial. This shouldn’t take more than 2 weeks.

This is one of the best plans to keep on improving, while staying in touch with your goals.

As for HOW you need to write a summary after each block, here is a tip:

  • REFLECTIONS
    • GOAL PROGRESS: How well did I progress on the goals I was supposed to be working on since the last Keystone Habit?
    • GOAL ANALYSIS: What factors specifically contributed to my doing well or not?
  • INTENTIONS
    • GOAL STRATEGY: What (un)successful strategies should I (dis)continue from last time? What new strategies should I try to increase my likelihood of success next time?
    • GOAL ADJUSTMENT: What are my new goals to work on until the next Keystone Habit?

I understand that this might seem a lot, but try it for a week and you will understand a remarkable change in your habits.

Ty!

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