If your unsure, here is an easy-to-use, Self Development tool for understanding just that. With it, you will know exactly what you do and be able to figure out if it’s worth doing.
This simple tool is known as an Actions Audit. It’s a simple list of the actions you take in your life on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis with the positives and negatives that action has on your life.
Here is a template that goes into detail of how it works:
1. Put the name of the act here
- Pros – put the positives of doing the act
- Cons – put the negatives of doing the act
- Improves – Put if it’s worth continuing the act or how to improve on the cons of the act
Here are a few examples:
- Pros- Improve Fitness, Health, and Body
- Cons – Excessive time consumption
- Improves – Find ways to exercise at home to decrease time consumption
2. Going out on the weekends
- Pros- socialize with my friends, meet new people, and feel good
- Cons- spend too much money on over-priced food and drinks, never hear from the people I meet again, break my diet and training habits, and feel terrible the next morning
- Improves – Stop drinking and focus on finding other ways to meet new people and hangout with my friends
- Pros – Increase Career Potential, Improve Mind
- Cons – Time Consumption
- Improves – Invest in new study methods to cut study time down
By just writing down these three things I do on a weekly basis, I have found that I can maintain my academics and exercise as they supplement my life goals. On the other hand, I found that going out to party on the weekends is not helping me and is detrimental to the very things I want to accomplish.
With this simple tool, you can easily do the same by refocusing your perspective on the things you do, and understand yourself and your life a lot better.