Today, we mistake busyness for dedication, aptitude, and status. This belief, combined with mobile computing and easy access, has resulted in us losing control over time rather than control over it. The accountability journal is a weekly planning and review tool to assist focus on your priorities, important relationships and living with a positive outlook. Each section of the document assists in planning and reviewing essential aspects of your life that can benefit from a regular appraisal. As you work with this journal, you will learn to allocate time and focus on areas of your life that give it meaning and are crucial to your present and future.
Section 1 – My priorities for the week
For a person to succeed, it is essential to prioritize and allocate time to tasks and activities that advance them to their purpose and end objectives. In this section, write down what you want to prioritize for the coming week and how much time you want to commit to each activity. Also, note how much time you spent on each priority at the end of the week. This section will help you determine how efficient you were with your time regarding your preferences. It will also help you determine how much time you spend on last-minute issues and crises rather than on activities you want to do. You will become better at anticipating unexpected situations and, over time, freeing up time to do what is important to you.
Section 2 – My learning this week.
Every day, we discover something new. Whether it’s a new way to complete a task or new information, we continue to learn until our last day. However, as we get older and more set in our ways, we lose our ability to learn new things. This tool encourages you to be open to new learning and try and implement at least one learning from the week, which in turn will help you grow and develop your ability to learn. Imbibing the learnings can increase productivity, taking up a new hobby or starting a business. This tool is especially useful for people whose lives are filled with nonstop activity and unexpected responsibilities. This section keeps will keep you on track with the growth mindset and can be a catalyst to drive you outside your comfort zone.
Section 3 – My Wins this week
With our ever-connected world and humans having a stronger negative bias (adverse events have a more significant impact on us than positive events), it can be challenging to keep a cheerful attitude. This portion helps you appreciate your accomplishments and reflect on them, contributing to a positive outlook on life.
Section 4 – Creative Ideas this week
Most people believe they are not creative. However, most people employ their creative abilities to find solutions to problems or discover more effective ways to carry out tasks. This section will inspire you to think back on the last week, recognize times when you were creative, and express gratitude for those creative moments. Developing your creative skills will be further facilitated by actively seeking creative opportunities.
Section 5 – My Relationship Bank Account
Near the end of their lives, one of the most common regrets is that they did not spend more time with their loved ones and express their affection for them in more tangible ways. Our relationships flourish when we make an effort to support, nurture, and generally improve the lives of those around us. In our busy lives, finding time for even ourselves, let alone other people is frequently challenging. Consequently, we have an increased responsibility to cultivate and sustain connections that are significant to us. Determine which of your roles and relationships are most important to you, and then make it a weekly priority to put effort into strengthening those relationships. Plan and do things that will bring joy to your loved ones. Subsequently, you can assess what impact you were able to have on the important people in your life. You will, with time, strengthen bonds with individuals who matter to you.
Section 6 – My routine this week
Consistent practice is the foundation for developing any habit. This section will assist you in acquiring the habits you desire. Reading, learning an instrument, working out, and so on are just a few habits everyone says they want to develop but find difficult. Instead of focusing on what habit you want to build, this habit tracker focuses on the motivation and driving force behind that habit. Every time you read your reason, it strengthens your motivation. The more you practise the routine, the more it becomes a part of who you are and your identity. Planning, carrying out, and keeping track of your activities will allow you to cultivate any desired ability or pattern of behaviour.
Section 7 – My Happiness Index
The Happiness Index is a simple tool for evaluating each day of the week. Reviewing how each day went, you identify parts of the day that affected your mood. Some events will make you happy, while others will make you sad. Examining the pattern of the score can help you determine how stressful your week was. Your scores will eventually rise and become consistently high as your positive attitude grows. Using this journal will make you a happier person, and you will be able to see your progress over time.