« Adopt one simple habit: Spend 15 minutes every Friday afternoon answering a series of questions. It could make the difference between great and lackluster performance. » – Laura Garnett, Performance Strategist and Author.
The 15 Minute Habit to Achieve Your Optimal Work-Life
At the end of the workweek, do you take the opportunity to pause and reflect? In addition to being a healthy practice for your mental health, recent studies reveal that making it a habit is an excellent way to push yourself towards your peak performance.
Curious about where to start? Inc. recommends ending the week by spending 15 minutes answering the following questions:
- What was the most enjoyable work activity of the week?
- How many enjoyable work moments did you have?
- How many frustrating or boring moments did you have?
- How would you describe your impact on others you work with, your customers, or those whom you met this week?
- Is this the type of impact you want?
- If not, what prompted this change in the desired impact?
- Were you challenged this week?
- Were you bored?
- What were your biggest and most exciting challenges this past week?
- How confident did you feel this week?
- Did you have any negative mental chatter about yourself?
- Are you practicing actively believing that you can achieve whatever it is you have set your sights on?
- Are you committed to having joy and groundbreaking results at work?
- What distractions came up this week that prevented you from getting the most out of your job?
- How can you avoid that going forward?
After answering the questions above, log and save your responses for ongoing reference. Pay close attention to your answers and use them as the foundation to continuously challenge yourself and take full control of your success.
For further insights about how these questions can help you achieve your optimal work-life, read Inc.’s Weekly Habit That Will Push You to Peak Performance article here.