Today's Halftime Report
Taking a cue from sports or training exercises, the mid-point of a day is not unlike a contest or match. When the action is paused, you can take a breather and look at how the day is going so far, and make relevant adjustments.
If you aren't already taking a hard break in the middle of the day, then you need to start. Commanders break for at least one to two hours every day, regardless of their schedules. Not only does it provide for the time and freedom to make these halftime assessments, it's also good health!
Today's Secondary or Expanded Focus
If after halftime you decide you can resume a certain level of productivity, then you will find this space useful for adding more projects and tasks. Check off the Rockstar Mode box to let yourself know that you have shifted into overdrive.
Or leave it unchecked and let yourself use this space for more assessments. Or ideas. More than one Commander has admitted to even using this space for doodling. Try it for yourself!
To help keep themselves motivated and sane, Commanders have found that it is as important to make note of positive accomplishments as it is to note criticisms. Making note of what was done well today will help you learn from that success and repeat it in the future.
Today's Room for Improvement
Minor or major, these notes are critical. Yet this field is small so as not to overwhelm you. Be brief and efficient, and move on.
Our Commanders don't dwell on mistakes, and neither should you. This is simply an opportunity to discern the progress made and plan for any relevant adjustments tomorrow.
The day is coming to a close and the evening rituals are as important as the morning. Emphasizing the power of gratitude, we make sure to reflect on additional points at night. These notes can be something from the present day, the past, or a generalized notion.
The game has come to a close, and it is time to assess the day, much like we did in the morning. What worked? What didn't work?
This detail is borrowed from the public end of day reports used by Squadron Commanders, and they feel it has helped them stay on topic and avoid emotional responses.
By pretending these comments are to be made public, Commanders using this planner are able to report a reflection that is honest yet confident, written in a tone that is encouraging and optimistic for tomorrow.
It is also a chance to focus on intentions for the night and the next day. Allow your dreams room to work!