Inside: How to use weekly reflection prompts to upgrade your week ahead.
End of week reflection can 10x your productivity- just try it for one week! I made it a part of my own planner so I take the time to slow down and ask myself, how did your week go?
What is a weekly reflection?
A weekly reflection is a deliberate practice of looking back at our week to see how everything went. Different people reflect on their week for various reasons. Some people want to record their memories, others record their behaviors and thoughts to learn more about themselves. Some people want to keep an eye on their performance and goal accomplishment so they can make adjustments to their coming week accordingly.
An end of week reflection means being honest with yourself.
Most importantly, it means you pay attention to whatever is happening in life and adjust as needed.
How do you start a weekly reflection?
A good place to start is with a weekly review. Here is what you can write in a weekly reflection journal or diary:
- your wins or what went well the past week
- lessons to learn from things that didn’t go well
- memories to record
Pro Tip for A Power Weekly Reflection Session
If you add in a weekly reflection accountability partner, this simple weekly review habit can be super powerful in keeping you on your toes all week long- so you can earn some wins to share and not repeat mistakes!
Your partner would be watching!
Meaningful End of Week Reflection
Now if you’re wondering how to evaluate your week in a meaningful way that boosts your productivity for the next week, then here are 14 super important weekly questions to ask yourself at the end of the week.
To get you started, I have these end of week reflection questions below, you will also be compelled to pick healthy practices like reading, taking care of your body and health, and not losing sight of your yearly goals.
Weekly reflection questions
- What were my wins for the week?
- What are my lessons from things that didn’t go quite as well?
- Any projects or tasks I completed?
- Any pending tasks?
- Did I stick to my plan and stay organized?
- How much progress did I make on my yearly goals
- What (quote, affirmation or anything else) kept me inspired?
- Any area of life or skill I improved in?
- What action or habit am I proud of?
- How much did I read?
- What made me happy?
- What made me stressed, unhappy or angry?
- Anything I did to take care of my physical body?
- What am I grateful for the most this week?
(Are there any other important questions to ask yourself every week that I missed? Please share in the comments section below.)
How do you write a weekly reflective journal?
Your reflection for the week will work wonders over time if you do it consistently. And for that, you need to make it as easy on yourself as possible.
Get a plain notebook and a pen. It’s good if your journal doesn’t get easily dirty and the pen can be kept inside it.
You can use the above week in review questions and note the answers in your journal.
Those answers would be only for you to read and clear your head.
Once you know how to do your weekly reflection, journal the way you like. Freely, honestly, and without hesitation.
Why is it good to reflect on your week?
Here are a few quick benefits
- You can be deliberate about how you spend your time
- Become grateful for the good things that happen
- keep your eyes on your achievements no matter how big or small instead of beating yourself up.
In my planner, there is a separate section for reflecting on your week with prompts to get you started. You can grab the entire planner for $5 HERE!
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