I have been doing some serious thinking these days to add some formal review/critiquing mechanism to my personal life too; Even though, I am more right brained than left brained, a metrics/review/critique driven life can definitely help me.
What are the areas in life that you should measure or review?
Let me draw up a list here, at random:
- Savings in the bank
- Pursuit to specific goals
- Meditation-your spiritual life
- Time you spend with your spouse
- Time you spend with your daughter/son
- Your health-Blood pressure, HDL, LDL, Total cholesterol---
- Your diet
- Your community work
- The number of quality books you have read
- Your expenses
- Your debt
- Your earnings
- Your resume
- Your business numbers
- Your hobbies
- Time you fritter away
- Your bad habits
- Your good habits
- Wholesome movies you have watched
- Your friends
- Your extended family
- Your possessions
- Your property
- Your cars
- Your laptop
- Your cell phone
- Your PDA
- Your camera
- Your video camera
- Your jewellery
- Your skill sets
- Your knowledge
- Work life balance
The list above is not exhaustive. As I was typing the above list I suddenly realized that I have not used my video camera for more than a year. I do not know what is the state of its batteries.
A regular review can give you real insights about yourself and your life. Once you identify areas you need to take action, you can begin to act and live a more fulfilled life.
What do you think? Do you systematically review/critique important areas of your life?
Try it out! It can make a huge difference.
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