There are enormous gaps between intention and action and between flashes of insight and real personal growth. The 3R approach can close those gaps – but only if you do it. And the most common reason that people fail to do it is, they simply forget.
I suggest setting recurring tasks in your calendar. On the right, you can see my default daily schedule with the reminder for my productivity ritual (what I do to get myself into the most productive mindset – covered in the Productivity program). Each morning, my phone pings at 08.30 to remind me to go through the ritual (which isn’t quite as mystical as it sounds; no joss sticks burning in the background). In a week or so, once the habit is established, I will remove the reminder.
When creating your reminders, don’t forget to add the weekly reviews.
Your sessions will become much more sophisticated as you work through this program – and, of course, as you begin to identify your own triggers and thought patterns. However, at this early stage, you may like a few prompts for your 3R sessions. As you look back over your day, try to recall when you:
Then, for each of these, try to remember the context, your thought patterns before and after, the duration of your emotions. Ask yourself this critical question:
If I could live today all over again, what would I do differently?
Don’t mark this topic as Complete until you have set your 3R reminders and undertaken at least 5 sessions.