“Improve yesterday to make a better tomorrow” is a tactic that I have been using recently where I take a few minutes to think back on what went well and not so well during the previous day. From this look back, I then write down on the pad I always have with me, 3 to 5 of the most major points that I would like to change. This can be both positive and negative e.g. doing more of something or less of something.
- Find somewhere you can have some peace and quiet, I find the best time to do this is after I have done some meditation.
- I then close my eyes and re-live the previous day
- Do not write anything down until you have finished looking back at the day
- You can then write down 3 to 5 concise statements on what you could improve or do more of (I find any less than 3 it doesn’t work as well and more than 5 is too much to focus on)
- Once you have written the statements, the next step is to re-live the day in your mind but this time imagine the day as if you had made the changes you have written down
Improve yesterday to make a better tomorrow
It is that simple, what I like to do is write a date on the piece of paper and then look back at it, both a week and a month later and see if I anyone of those changes that I found have stuck. I had previously tried doing this without the re-visualization part and found that hardly any of the changes ever stuck. With the visualization, I find remembering and actioning the statements a lot easier and much more successful. Give it a go and let me know if it works for you.