Earlier, I just released a personal review. I try to do these every three months to give my life some direction and continue to strive for something. These reviews, and the broader effective altruism movement in which I operate, together give my life a lot of purpose.
Some people have asked me how I make these personal reviews. I’m here to tell you. I like my workflow a lot and it works well for me, but I’m not endorsing this as the “best way” to create a personal review, and other things might be better / more efficient, or work better / more efficiently for you in particular.
Really Quick Summary
- I have goals.
- I track time in Google Calendar.
- I use GTimeReport to export my Google Calendar for the desired date horizon.
- I go through my time report and combine things into categories.
- I publish those categories and compare them against my goals.