OK, obscure reference to the classic rock Golden Earring song, Radar Love. Hopefully some of you, Pros, will appreciate that. And, hopefully, most of you Pros will appreciate learning about radar charts and how to incorporate them into your Bullet Journal.
I read recently on Heather’s blog, which you should definitely check out, about how she uses radar charts. I decided to incorporate them into my weekly plans.
The elements I wanted to track and plot were:
For me, I wanted to track how productive I am during the day. I often have four or five projects active and each have numerous tasks. I want to come home at the end of the day with a sense of accomplishment. On my radar chart I can plot on a scale of 1-10 whether I was a slug or a top gun. And I make a mark on the Productivity line on my radar chart.
I also want to track how happy I am each day. I can achieve a great deal and be satisfied with my productivity but still feel stressed or edgy. I’d like to feel a sense of contentment and happiness instead. So I mark that on the Happiness line.
Staying fit and healthy is important to me. I want to track daily my energy level and health. It’s a good feeling to come home with your tank still full and not feel wiped out in spite of a long, productive day. I rate my energy level on a scale of 1-10 on the Energy line.
A day of back-to-back meetings, deadlines, 100 unopened emails in your inbox and your voicemail light blinking on your phone will not only affect your happiness and energy level, but it impacts your gratitude. It’s important to me to continue to be thankful and have a sense of peace at the end of the day. This is hard to do sometimes in our work, but I want to track my sense of peace on the Gratitude line.
Finally, in my work in an advertising agency, it is critical for me to feel like I am being creative and innovative in my work. Creativity is the heart and soul of the work I do so it is no surprise that I want to track my Creativity daily on my radar chart.
So, what do you think, Pros? Is this something that you may want to consider trying in your Bullet Journals? Give me your thoughts about this. I’ll be interested to hear from you.
In the meantime, get back to work!