I recently started to adopt a new practice for my personal life in which when I go to bed and my head hits the pillow, I ask myself three question as I fall asleep.
These 3 questions are:
- What’s one thing I could have done better today
- What’s one thing I did well today; and
- What’s one thing I can be grateful for today
I designed and worded these questions to promote continuous improvement without negative self-talk, and to finish the day with gratitude.
Notice that they all say “one thing” – this is deliberate to make the practice easy to adopt and quick to implement. The funny thing is, I usually think of a few answers for each question.
You could use this technique at the end of a work day, for example on the commute home or as you walk out of the building, to reflect on the work day or project you are working on.
Let me know in the comments if you think you’ll give this a go and what you think of the idea (personal and/or work).