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Weekly Journaling For Anyone: Organize and Gain Clarity In Your Life

teacher avatar Austin Chan, Product Designer and Content Creator

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Lessons in This Class

10 Lessons (37m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:48
    • 2. Weekly Scoreboard

      4:15
    • 3. Weekly Wins

      2:37
    • 4. Weekly Losses

      4:05
    • 5. Lessons Learned

      4:19
    • 6. Weekly Tasks

      3:27
    • 7. Feelings and emotions

      4:53
    • 8. Writing Your Goals

      4:17
    • 9. Making Each week Better

      6:07
    • 10. Conclusion

      1:15
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Weekly Journaling Can Organize Your Life!

Ever wanted to take a step in changing a part of your life (or your whole life), but just couldn’t bring yourself to accept it? Well, it’s perfectly normal! With any change, our mind is our biggest obstacle, so why not change that first? One of the easiest ways to start inciting change in your life, without having to change too much, is with Weekly Journaling!

No matter your goals in life, or your past experiences, weekly journaling can be easy to pick up, and provide you with a desirable mindset for picking up habits! Whether you’re a student or an adult, everyone can use a weekly self-review to incite a mindset that welcomes habit-making!

Be ready to pick up practical and effective weekly journaling methods that not only change your lifestyle but also your mindset. Some fundamental lessons include:

  • Keeping A Weekly Scoreboard
  • Reflecting on Lessons Learned
  • Weekly Task Management
  • Goal Setting

Whenever you’re ready to take that first step towards change, this course will be waiting here for you. See you soon!

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Austin Chan

Product Designer and Content Creator

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Hey! I'm Austin.

I'm a Product Designer & Podcaster trying to solve problems that I have and sharing them online. Learning new things is what I love doing, and sharing the things I have learned is an amazing plus side to it. I've been on the internet my entire life, it's crazy to see how much it is online nowadays.

I've dabbled into a lot of projects and failed at most of them. I would love to teach you what I've learned on the way and to avoid the mistakes that I have made along the way. I want you to take what you've learned to become a better person.

I've been teaching for 6+ years. I have always loved creating things and that is shown through the things I have done on the internet. Blogs, Podcasts, Courses, anything, you name it. I have tried it, a... See full profile

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1. Introduction: How's it going? My name's Austin, and throughout this course you're going to learn exactly how to create a weekly review journal for yourself to ensure that you can transform your life through productive measures . Gratitude prompts and also just ultimately extreme, lining your way into a life that is right for you. This course is for anyone who's interested in journaling with regards to either starting out as a beginner who's never journal before so that you can really jump in. You don't want to start overwhelming yourself, so you start off with weekly journals or you want to take it. You're an experienced journalist who journals every single day, and then you want to increase it to every single week as well. Now, what you can expect to learn in this course is the full fledged system towards weekly review and weekly journaling. So everything that I have researched through countless years of self improvement books, podcasts and courses will be put into this course. Right now we have roughly eight prompts that we're gonna be covering in this chorus, but I think that's surely more than enough to get you started on your journey. So the course outline goes like this, we're first going to start off with the weekly scoreboard. We're going to talk about your biggest wins and losses within the week. Lessons learned the next weekly task that you'll need to dio your feelings and emotions, making yourself better for next week and lastly, reviewing your goals for yourself. A lot of the times we feel overwhelmed with everything that's happening in life towards us . Well, using this as a metric towards building a life that is more organized and ultimately using the weekly review and weekly journal as a way to really streamline our lives into focus. So if you're interested in any of the topics that I've said below, I'd highly recommend joining the course. I'd love to see you in there. 2. Weekly Scoreboard: in this lesson, we're gonna be talking about setting up your weekly scoreboard. Now, you may be thinking, Austin, what is a weekly scoreboard? Well, this is essentially where you evaluate within your life on a weekly basis, how you're doing with in your life with the things that are most important to you. For example, For me, I like to set up my life into five main aspects. They are health relationships, career finance and community. Now all of these may be completely different to you. Maybe you don't care for your community, and that's OK. It's all on a single preference for you. What are the 5 to 6 aspects in your own life that you care most about? You don't need to rank them just overall, have a broad category of what they are, and really, it does usually come down to the same things. Every for most people, which would mainly be for sure, health. It would be relationships with friends and family would be career. It be finance. It would be pretty much it's similar throughout most stages, but when you're first starting out, find the most important 5 to 6 aspects of life for you even a quick Google search, different aspects of life would work. So try that out, and what you would do is with each and every single category that you have on a weekly basis, you will give yourself a rating off. Either you can give yourself the scale if you want to do it up to, ah 100 so 0 to 100 to be super precise or conduce 0 to 10. You would rate yourself every single week on how you performed within that category. So for me, I usually use a 0 to 20 scale. So for me, I'll probably pop something here. What I do is I will rate myself on a scale of 0 to 20 every single week for how I performed . I'll give you a little screenshot of what mine looked last week. So overall it within the week, I will write myself, for example, for health. Was I eating right this week? Did I do my exercise? Was I getting enough sleep? And within these questions for each and every single category, I'm mentally asking myself the question. If I performed right and if I gave myself my best effort, every single week. And really, it's this point in time where we feel bombarded by either one or two categories that take over our lives. For example, most of us, it would probably be career for me. I know I spend a lot of time on career. I might neglect community. So really having a balance between all of them and setting yourself up for what does success look like to me with each of these categories and really sticking towards giving yourself the metric every single week? Because you don't need to constantly. If you feel like societies, Metric of finance is making a lot of money every week. That doesn't necessarily need to be your definition of success. You need to find exactly what works for you. And ultimately, by simply doing that, you'll then be able to not only be really deliberate of exactly what your life is going to entail, but looking at it on a week by week basis. Now, implementing this into your own life, it's very simple. All you would do is you would have two columns. One of them would be your 5 to 6 categories. The next one would be your ranking from however many numbers, then you add it up up to, ah, 100 or however many numbers you have. And from there you'd compared to last week. See if your numbers have gone up or have they've gone down and really see why there's a discrepancy. If it went up, ask yourself, What have I done this week to make my numbers better? And if they went down, ask yourself, Why have my number's gone down? What can I do to make next week? Even better, it's really by being able to give yourself an evaluation of your life through specific life aspects, you're really going to be able to pinpoint where your life is going and the specific area of your life that you may be neglecting and really to release zero into that specific area . 3. Weekly Wins: in this lesson, We're gonna be talking about your biggest winds within the week. Now, this is a very common thread in a lot of journaling exercises for weekly courses. So I would highly recommend that this one is if you take if you take and pick from the eight, this is one that you really want to take. This is mainly because weekly winds are essentially looking back at your weak and asking yourself what was good about this week. This helps you build gratitude because you're looking back at the week and thinking OK, even if it was not to the best week of my life, there were still some good things in my life because you're going to set yourself 3 to 5 weekly winds. And even if it was a really bad week, you're still going to need to find 3 to 5 positives of why this week was so so good or if it wasn't so so good than at least a mini positive to why the week was at least all right. And once you start finding these positives in a negative situation, then going to be able to build your gratitude muscle and ultimately find the positive in any single negative. So how I would recommend you to do this is give yourself a tally of every single day now for you. You could do either looking back at your Google calendar or your journal. However, you like to track your time within a week. For me, I have my Google calendar, and all I do is I would review each and every single day. And as I looked through my events, I would think back to that moment and throughout that moment, was that a good moment? Or was it a bad moment or what had happened to during these days? And when I would do that, I would start finding the small positives in my week. The biggest winds and I would write them down simply by reviewing your week. You're going to be able to slow down in life. A lot of the times we feel like we're rushing through life. We're going too fast. This one allows you to go day by day and ask yourself what good has happened today and you can then write it down for your biggest weekly winds is very simple to actually implement all you need to do is look back at your week prior and then simply find the best things that have happened in the week. The actual formatting for how you want to write this in your journal. Very simple. All you need to do is right at the top biggest weekly winds, and then you can write 1 to 5. Just number them off or give yourself some lines. Very simple, actually. Implement. But this is the first portion of reviewing your week, and in the next lesson, we're gonna be talking about biggest weekly losses. 4. Weekly Losses: in this lesson. We're gonna be talking about the biggest losses within the week. And you may be thinking, Austin, why do I want to dwell on the things that haven't gone so well? Well, there's a lot of things in our life that aren't going to go well. But if you can use thumb as driving factors towards if they were considered failures, then you can use them as lessons to propel you forward. Now, I'm not saying that you need to dwell on some terrible event that happened years ago, but rather you would look back quickly at your weak and you might ask yourself what didn't go so well or was in my control of that I wasn't able to do that, wasn't so well and really you're then going to be in able to implement this into the next lesson, which is the biggest week lessons. So lessons learned, and by simply implementing this, you are going to look at what happened within the week, what didn't go so well that I had in my control and for the next week later, how can I be able to make sure that this goes smoothly so really it's being able to zero into your week and find the things that haven't gone so well. So then you can then ask yourself, How can I make this better for next week? But for this specific exercise, all you need to do is figure out the week losses. It's the same way All you need to do is right at the top of your page or wherever you have space, right? Biggest week losses and the number them 1 to 5 I would recommend for this one. For your biggest winds, you would do 1 to 5, and for this one you do 123 You don't need to dwell that much on your losses as long as you pick and choose some of the ones that have been highlighted within your week. So probably three for your biggest losses and three for your biggest wins. Now this 1 may seem a little more confusing than biggest wins. I didn't provide an example for that one because it seems quite self explanatory, but four biggest losses. I will give you a couple of my own examples, so the 1st 1 is last week I plan to read one book and this book. I didn't specifically plan how many pages I would read every single day, so that meant that I was disorganized, and I ultimately only read 2/3 of my book. So that's a week loss because they didn't reach Michael. A second loss is I had a friend that I was supposed to meet up with, but the plans got canceled because they had something to do. They had an emergency. Well, at this point, this wasn't something that I can control. So it's not going to be something that I would dwell upon because it's out of my control. My friend had an emergency that they had to deal with, so that's out of my control. I hope that everything is well for them, but I won't stress about this specific item simply because of the fact that I had no control in this situation. I did everything that I could have done. I went there as early as I could, and even regardless of me, doing whatever I could have done, that wouldn't have changed the outcome of not meeting up my friend. So it's by looking at these week losses that you'll then be able to see, what could I have controlled and what could I have not controlled? And when you looked at the things that you couldn't have controlled, then you can find that you don't need to dwell upon them. And you don't need to stress about, um, at ball. And the third week loss that I had was I finished up a class math assignment and I didn't do quite exactly as well as I wanted. So that's one would actually count as a week loss that I could have controlled. I spent a lot more time doing other things, reading and actually finding other things to do, making videos, all of these things that I could have been spending my time studying math. But I didn't, so I didn't quite pull up with the grades that I quite wanted. So this one was one that I could have controlled, and it was a week loss. So I just started looking throughout your week exactly what didn't go so well this week. Remember, this is not a time to dwell on your mistakes, but rather a time to reflect on where your life didn't go as you planned, and exactly how you can make Reum arrangements for the future, and that's exactly what the next lesson is going to be about. Lessons learned. 5. Lessons Learned: in this lesson. Rigney re talking about lessons learned Now this one is very very. I would highly recommend that you pair this with weekly losses simply because of the fact it's so easy to take your three weekly losses and pair this up with lessons learned because all you need to do is tell yourself, Okay, what happened in this weekly loss and what can I do because of it? And when you pair these two together, it's very simple by putting them together and you get to results simply by writing the two prompts, and they fit very well together. So to give you some examples, I'm gonna be talking about the three weekly losses that I had experience last week. So the 1st 1 was that I didn't read one book last week, and I really wanted to finish up my book. But I wasn't able to, because I didn't give myself the preparation of reading one book and now for the lessons learned. What I would say is for me, I realize that I have a lot of time when it comes to between breaks. For example, when I'm editing a video and after I'm editing the video. It takes around five minutes for me to go and export the video. Well, that is time for me to take out my Kindle and start reading for five minutes now. Right now, that may not seem like a lot. It's better than, of course, going on my phone. So that's five minutes spent towards reading, but I'm editing probably around 10 videos on a weekly basis. So within these 10 videos, that gives me around 50 minutes to go and actually read. Now, I won't always be as focused as reading 50 50 minutes every single day, But that allows for my busy schedule. And that doesn't actually mean that I need to go and set aside 30 minutes in my schedule. But rather, instead of using my phone every single day between editing periods, I can take out my Kindle and I can start reading for the additional 50 minutes every single day. So what I would write four lessons learned is I will read as my videos export now. The second weekly loss that I had last week was not being able to meet up with my friend. Now this is something, As I said, before that, I couldn't have controlled. No matter what I could have done, I couldn't have controlled this specific outcome. However, I could have played to the word the situation off, my friend having emergency on, I could have asked exactly what I could have done to help and really just been there to comfort him. Now I did ask him how everything went and if there was any help. Really? I guess just being able to ask myself and be self aware of exactly how I'm feeling in a situation like this and how they are feeling in a situation like this as well. This one isn't quite as applicable because it couldn't have been in my control anyways. So really just being able to be self aware of what is in your control and what isn't now the last weekly loss that I talked about was not being able to get a good mark or not as good as I wanted Mark on my math assignment. Well, for my maths, I mean, all I could have done was instead off gaming at the end of every day. For an hour, I could have spent half of that time studying for math because if I simply put the time towards studying here, I could have been able to get a much better mark. So the lesson learned here would have been to dedicate more time and actually put it in my schedule, put it in my to do list to actually put math at a higher priority than it. Waas. So just to recap how you would want to do weekly lessons or lessons learned is look at your weekly losses and ask yourself, What can I do better for next week? And simply with this one simple question, you'll be able to improve on your mistakes from what you did last week so you don't actually do them again. You first pinpoint what they are with your weekly losses, and then you find a solution with lessons learned. So it's really a double combo. Here. You get both the best of both worlds towards actually finding your mistakes and making sure that you don't repeat them in the future. Make sure you pair these two together. They are very strong oven exercise 6. Weekly Tasks: in this lesson, We're gonna be talking about weekly lists for the next week. Now, with this, I've talked a lot about building your to do list within my morning journaling section. But for your weekly journal, I wouldn't expect you to write down everything you need to do for every single day. All of your ivy leaves for each and every single day, so six toss every day. You don't need to worry about it. I would say that you would want to look at your schedule or your calendar or whatever you use to organize your life. Look at it for the next coming week and ask yourself on a daily basis for, Let's say, Saturday, Monday, Wednesday. Choose a all of these days. Ask yourself, what is the one thing that I need to do now? You can then take a look at these things that you need to do every single day and you can write them down on your journal because when you really take a look at the single most fundamental thing that you need to do, you're not bombarded by having busy work where you're doing hundreds of to do, simply checking off your to do list, but rather going and having a 30,000 foot view off your life. Because when the day happens, for example, for me in the morning I feel like adrenaline. I feel like I'm ready to go, so I feel more stress than normal. But if I look at it on a Saturday versus the day, it's actually happening. I'm not stressed that all. I'm simply looking at my calendar, and I'm asking myself, What do I need to do later this week? And as I ask myself this, I get a very broad view of exactly what I need to do. So for this out, highly recommend that you give yourself 3 to 6 task or 3 to 7 tests for the week. They could be very broad as long as you tell yourself this is what I don't want to do. And would I be happy with the week if I finish these Onley these specific tasks now? I'm not saying that these tasks should be small. They shouldn't be like get my laundry or cook dinner for Thursday night. These are quite small. They should be big things, For example, fitting finishing up my English assignment, making one more course. These are big things. And as you start giving yourself bigger things to work on, they start moving you forward than when you when you start writing smaller things in your life. So how you would write this section is, of course, very simple. I would highly recommend when you're actually doing the journal that you would have your laptop or whatever organizational tool that you used and just having for me. I have my calendar open right here, and I would look through and each and every single day find the task that I have to do, what schedule do I have and just getting a broad overview of what the next week should look like. So I would then give myself 3 to 6 task that I absolutely want to finish. Even if I don't finish anything else, I would be happy finishing thes specific toss. You really want to zero into the things that are important, because by doing that, you'll then be able to move forward faster, doing the right things. So simply in your journal, write a list of 3 to 6 things that are most important to you. and later when you are actually on the day, for example, Saturday I do my weekly review, and on Wednesday I can look back at my weekly review. And if I don't have anything to do, I can consult that list and bring them over to my to do list, put them as my most important task and then move forward by simply doing it for the rest of the day. 7. Feelings and emotions: in this lesson, We're gonna be talking about talking about our feelings and emotions. Now. I don't want to scare away. If there are males in this, there's this whole thing been going about toxic masculinity and always having the masculine side of ourselves not feeling our emotions. They're not even talking about them. This is a very open space to actually for whatever gender, whoever you are, that this is a very open space to talk about feelings and emotions. I would actually argue that a journal is a very safe place to do so because you can hide it anywhere you can write it, and probably no one else is going to read it. So it's a very safe space for you to talk about your feelings and emotions, and I wouldn't say that this is a very specific for one gender to do. I believe that it's open for everyone to do because it's a very good way to become self aware of exactly what you're feeling on a day to day basis and how you can improve them, because when you start going through life without talking or thinking about your own emotions than you kind of feels like you're a robot, right? You don't talk about feeling happy. You don't talk about feeling sad. And sometimes if you have a lot of negative emotions repressed up or repressed in your own life, then it was going to keep on moving throughout your life. And if you don't at least write it down or acknowledge them, then they're going to continue building up until it becomes this very negative buildup in your life that ultimately affect your life very negatively. So for this one, I don't really have any guidelines towards them. As long as you ask yourself to take the page or take the space to write feelings and emotions and you give yourself a set amount of space and this one, there's really no guidelines just for you. All you need to do is write down exactly what you feel within the week and simply that's it . Now, throughout this specific course and this lesson, I'm going to share one of my weekly entries of how I had felt I'm going to either shared up on the screen our AL just reader right here. So it was. How did you feel this week this was my entry around two weeks ago. This was the first week that I produced two courses in a week. So I'm very proud of that. I had also set up my goal towards having three passive income sources at a time which were writing courses and products. I felt productive because for the majority of the week, I was able to continue working on the things that I felt were right to me. Although having odds of unproductive times, at some moments I kept going and really had a strong sprout. Within the week I felt free and that this was the only kind of life that I wanna live. If I could build up a study foundation here, I will never have to do something that I hate. This is not a small thing here. I genuinely believe in this thing. And if I could make it happen, this whole thing begins now. It may seem quite unclear what I'm talking about within the it within the quote itself. But I was talking about building one of the products that I've been working on for the past couple of weeks now. So it's been this time where I felt very productive in my life, and a lot of the times where I felt sad or happier was on how productive I am. And I would only realize that simply because of the fact that I've written it down. I've become self aware of who I am as a person I've read, written down my feelings and emotions and at the past couple of months journaling for me. I've realized that a lot of my emotions go to how well I work with in a day. So if I'm very unproductive in a day than by the end of the day, I feel very sad if I'm very productive in the morning and throughout the day that I'm very happy. And for me, maybe that's just how I'm wired. I feel I put a lot of emphasis on productivity in my own life, so that's ultimately where my own feelings and emotions come in without within a journaling aspect. So whoever you are, it doesn't matter. All I would recommend is you would then go, and if you can keep your journal in a safe space or even write it down online, simply put your feelings and emotions onto a safe space for yourself, because when you start bundling up all your negative emotions, then it won't be healthy for the long run. And if you have all these happy emotions that you keep, keep up, then I would say, Just go and actually write them down, because when you start to write them down, you don't. You might not realize how happy you actually are. And when you start feeling it and you start writing it down than you ultimately be a lot happier because you have physical proof written right here. You have all the reasons why you're so happy and you got to read it over and over and over again. So this one is one that I highly recommend. Just give yourself a safe space. So maybe a couple paragraphs, or like a specific set of block that you'd right within your feelings and emotions. 8. Writing Your Goals: there's this statistic from a Harvard study saying that the people who actually write down their goals and reviewed on a daily basis I think those like Onley 2% of people do that. There's scientifically Mawr inclined to actually hit the goals, and they're more inclined to make more money. Be happier, that kind of stuff. Well, this is exactly what's gonna happen. I don't really have a system, or I don't think I've implemented it in my morning routine or my night routine, but rather have it on a weekly basis where I set up mini goals for myself to really see where I'm going on track, for example, I have month legals. I don't have yearly goals because I feel like they're too far ahead and a lot can change. And it's simply a year. So I've monthly goals and for my month legals, I'd break it down into weekly goals. So let's say I want to create four courses in a in a month. While that's very simple. Every single week I'd create one course. It's very simple to break down now for me at highly recommend or for my own case, what I normally do is for the five aspects that I've talked about in my life. I'll put them right here. I have a goal. 123 goals for every single each and every single one of those life aspects, for example, for health for me when I was working out and I was bulking up, so I was trying to gain weight for muscle. I would tell myself, Okay, in this week, I would hit this specific weight count or this specific weight What I mean and for career I would talk about OK, for me. I was creating courses for me. This week. I'm going to create one course for Let's say, relationships. I am going to approach three strangers and simply start up a conversation. Simple is that and for a community for a community, for me I was mainly on building habits. And for me, since it's quarantined right now, um, I was mainly built up on following through on my habits. So for me, I was saying, I will have a perfect day perfect six days of habits for my week. So that just means following through on every habit for six days of the week and finance I was build up and start up a T F s A. That could be one of my goals. So for me in Canada, that is a tax free savings account. So opening that up and within the week, that's a simple goal. Now, as you go along throughout the week, you're going to find that once you start giving yourself these goals and you write them down and you review them on a day to day basis, you're then going to be a lot more focused on your to do's. And if your to do is actually align with your goals, because if you have a goal of something and you have it to do, that doesn't reflect your goals. Is it really that important? Well, maybe it might be for someone else, but for you in your own life. If you have something that you want, which are your main goals, how likely are you that you're going to work on them on a daily basis? Are you going to dedicate ah lot of your time to something that doesn't implement and actually bring you towards your goals? Probably not. So with that being said, with your goals on a weekly basis. You can review them each and every single day and ask yourself if your to do list is an accurate representation of where you want to go and with your goals as well. When it comes to your actual journal, I would say Have your specific life aspect where you have it and then give yourself a dash and then right your goal. For example, health, career, finance, community relationships would have one goal for each and every single one of them within my weekly journal. Now, when it comes to the actual reviewing of thes goals, I would say that once you write it for the week, you can review them every day. Ask yourself with the to do list. Is it a representation of my goals? And then next week, when I review my goals over again, I would ask myself, Did I reach these goals? And if I didn't, they could be part of my weekly losses and also put them onto my weekly lessons, learned towards moving myself for the future and not making the same mistakes over and over again. I really do think that this entire system working towards one another is very, very powerful towards actually reaching your goals and making sure that you're on review for the week. 9. Making Each week Better: There's this concept from Toyota and its from their manufacturing factories that if they can improve themselves 1% for each and every single aspect of their manufacturing progress , then they will become a lot better in a couple days. They're not trying to make this big improvement over one day or two days or through a very specific fast timeframe, but rather a small, incremental change every single day or every single aspect. So by the end of it, you're going to become, regardless, having a very consistent way of improving yourself. I would argue that this is probably the most important concept when it comes to self improvement, which is consistent daily improvements every single day. Now for me, I'm actually launching a product called The Progression Journal, and it's all based on this very fact Now. I would argue that progression is the single most important aspect in self improvement simply because of the fact that a lot of the times we set too ambitious goals for herself and either we don't set them because they're too big or we don't know how to get there. When we have, let's say a big goal and we break it down into chunks and then smaller chunks and then smaller chunks. Until we get to something that we can do today, then that really ensures that every single day we're going to be on track, do exactly what we need to do every single day. Now, I've talked about lessons learned from biggest weekly losses to lessons learned. This is gonna because something different something that you can write down every single week. Is there going to be three things that are highly recommend? The 1st 1 is going to be what is one small life change that I can give myself every single week. Now, this kind of seems like a challenge for yourself. What can you do every single week that will improve yourself for the future? This one could be highly dependent on you. I will give you an example for my own life for me. I want to be able to, at least since all of the gyms, for me or in the world right now, as I'm recording this are currently closed and I don't have access to a gym outside or inside right now. So I would say to keep myself active one small life change that I would do is I will walk every single day for the next week for five minutes. Now there's no denying That's pretty simple, at least for me, because I used to run 10 K's half marathons. So for me, walking for five minutes is very easy. Now. You want to be able to do something that is small. That is the main basis of this. What is one small thing that I can do next week? Thou improved my life for me, that is, walking five minutes for you that could be walking a minute or 10 minutes. Whatever works for you, as long as it is something that improves your life in one of the five or six life aspects that you have, for example, you have callous for me, a health career, finance, community and relationships. If I can pick one in one of these categories and then work on another one for the next week in five weeks, I would have become a much better person simply because I chose to make small, incremental changes every single week and building up a habit of improvement every single week. Now, the next thing is what is one thing that I can learn this week? Learn or read. Now, this is separate from the 1st 1 I would recommend when you first start out to pick one out of the three. This is the 2nd 1 had been talking about one after. But what is something that I can learn or read this week for me? I'm a very big advocate on reading books. So I would very much highly say that you either pick a book for you to read and you tell yourself, Okay, So if I have a 200 uh, no would just go 1400 page book, divide that by seven you get 20 pages daily, and as long as you tell yourself exactly how you're going to achieve learning or reading something, then you'll be a lot easier and have a lot, much easier way towards actually reading a book a week. Or, for example, you want to say I want to learn something for me. I want to do something like I want to finish up half a course on Khan Academy now on Khan Academy. I'd look at the daily structure of how many courses I have to do, break that down and start moving towards putting that in my to do list every single day. By doing this, you're improving your life through implementing something called the Five Hour Rule. Now this Is there a rule that is such by probably some of the most successful people in the world. It's not rule set by them, but they follow this rule. It's that the dedicate at least five hours every single week, despite how busy they are towards becoming better by learning something. And the last topic that you could pick is how can I help someone this week? Ah, lot of the times we become too focused on ourselves, our own problems, the things that are happening in our own lives, that we neglect other people in our own lives, whether that be family or friends, You'd ask yourself this week, how can I help someone else? And I don't want to say that you should do this without any expect. I don't want to say that you should do this with any expectation of getting anything back is just the main basis of becoming a better person as a person for yourself, not being selfish and only focusing on yourself because, who knows, Maybe you'll help someone right now, and they'll help you a couple months later. I'm not saying there should be an expectation for it, but it is very important to help other people and just ultimately be a good human being because of it. So out of these three, you can pick one or two or three as you start moving forward. The 1st 1 was What is one small thing that I can do every single week? Second is, what can I learn or read this week, and the 3rd 1 is Who or how can I help someone this week, you compare each one together, or you can do them separately. Solo this. Make sure that every single week you are planning to become a better person through small, incremental changes for yourself. And I can guarantee you that after a month of doing this, you'll become a lot better of a person because you decide to do small things that you can do consistently by becoming a better person. 10. Conclusion: So this is going to conclude the class on weekly journaling Now. When it comes to next steps, I would say Do the class project, which is filling out exactly what I've taught within this class and doing the week journal taking a photo of it and clipping it down below in the project section, I'm probably going to share what a weekly general looks like for me down below. And also, just if you want, you can have a template for it as well. Now, for next, steps out highly recommend first doing that class project. Next off, go and follow my count as then you'll know exactly when I post. And also please leave a review for this course because I am really trying my best to make these courses as best as possible with the limited equipment that I have. So I really do hope that you can give me good feedback within. If this was a good course, if it was, what did I do? Well, and if this wasn't a good course than what can I do better for next time? Because I'm really trying to include a sense of progression within my own life, even if it's not, if it's constructive feedback at highly much love it. So I hope that you enjoyed this chorus and please remember to go and do the class project. And I really do hope that you enjoy it. This class. Thank you so much for taking it.