The weekly review works for me.

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One of the best things I have introduced to my routine schedule in the weekly review. It is a time when I can reflect on the week gone and plan for the week ahead.

After listening to a podcast by Carl Pullein, I thought I would give the approach a try. His Golden 10 approach helped me understand that it is better to go into each day with an idea of what is in store for you. I signed up for Carl’s COD system course for free and delved into the contents immediately.

Sign up for the course by clicking this link — The Beginners Guide To Creating Your Own C>O>D System.

COD (Collect > Organise > Do) made me realise that it is better to start the next day with everything completed from the day before. If I did not get everything completed, I was able to organise it for another time in the week. Some tasks don’t necessarily need completing the next day.

The weekly review is a brilliant opportunity to review what has worked and what hasn’t worked. There were times when I identified I was taking too much on or avoided my responsibilities altogether. Reviewing allows you to take ownership of what has happened, planning for the future with past wins and failures in mind.

Just like Carl mentions, going into the next day with the knowledge of what is happening helped me relax more and sleep better. I was less anxious because I could take ownership of what was happening.

The weekly review is similar. In this case, you are planning for the entire week. Of course, unexpected things might crop up, but at least you have an idea of where you can fit it in as well as what you can move around.

I haven’t gone into the course too much because I think you should try it for yourself.

If you are interested in how I plan my week, I could write a blog a length for you.

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Mark @ CodeMacLife