Today I wanted to share with you a tool that I use & find very helpful when I need some extra motivation & accountability for those daily or weekly goals that I have. Ever since moving into our new house, I feel like my routine is a bit thrown off & I need some help getting back in the groove! I have a lot of daily goals that are much easier for me to accomplish when I get up early in the morning, but I have been SLACKING lately (new bed is just too comfy I guess!). So, I decided to turn back to this handy dandy tool: The Weekly Rhythm Register.
This is a tool that I discovered through the book, “The Compound Effect” by Darren Hardy. This is a great book to read for personal development, by the way! It really opens your eyes to the importance of each & every seemingly small decision we make in our life. Anyway, the Weekly Rhythm Register is just one of the many very useful tools/ideas/insight that I received from reading the book. Highly suggested (if you’re interested you can buy the book here)!
Anyway, I found the Weekly Rhythm Register to really come in handy when I first started my health journey (read about my journey here). I had so many changes being implemented & so many things to remember each day (morning supplements, night supplements, new eating habits, new work-out habits, etc), so I needed something visual to check these things off of my list each day, and to keep track so I could remember that I did (or didn’t do) everything that day! I keep a to do list in my planner app on my phone (which I will probably share in a different blog post eventually), but there’s something powerful about having a written reminder & physically checking boxes off of your list with a pen.
Here’s what the Weekly Rhythm Register looks like (click on the picture for a larger/better view & to print your own!):
All you do is list each one of your daily or weekly goals in the “Behavior/Action” column on the far left. Then in the “Goal” column toward the right, put the number of times you’d like to complete that goal that week. Then, as you go through the week, place an “x” or check mark for each day that you complete the task. At the end of the week, add up all of the times that you completed each task & put that number in the “Achieved” column. Take the difference of “Achieved” vs. “Goal” & put that number in the “Net” column (could be a negative or positive number, or zero!). Add up each column & place totals in the “Totals” line at the bottom of the table. Review at the end of each week to see the areas that you did great at and the areas that need improvement. I have found that this is a FANTASTIC way to hold yourself accountable 🙂
Each person’s Weekly Rhythm Register is going to look completely different, because each one of us has different goals & priorities in life! So, modify according to what is important to you. Also, this can (and should!) change as your goals & priorities change, so feel free to switch it up as often as you need to!
Just for reference & for the sake of sharing, this is what my current Weekly Rhythm Register looks like for this week (again click on it for a larger/clearer version):
As you can see, mine is focused on my spiritual & health goals, but this can be used for any area of life (personal, professional, relationships, etc.)
Hopefully this is just the kick in the butt I need to get back on track! Wish me luck 😉
Feel free to leave me a comment if you have any questions or would like to share a helpful tool you use for goal tracking & accountability! I’d also love to hear how this works for you.
Thanks for visiting! Until next time,