Life Before COVID-19: An After Action Review
Life Before COVID-19
An after-action review
What were my daily and weekly schedules like?
- Why were they arranged like that?
- How could/should they have been arranged differently?
- What will they look like after this is all over?
- How will I ensure this happens?
How much margin did I have? (Note: Margin is needed space to recover and refuel.)
- When did I have time to reflect on the past day/week?
- How did I refuel and recover mentally?
- Where do I turn when I feel mentally overwhelmed? Is this a healthy choice?
- How did I ensure proper time and attention were devoted to the most important relationships in my life?
- What uninterrupted time was devoted to those relationships?
- When was that time most likely to be sacrificed for more pressing items?
- Was I getting a proper amount of rest? Was I constantly tired and rundown?
- Was I eating in a healthy manner?
- Was I getting an appropriate amount of exercise?
- Was I taking prescribed medications as directed?
- Was I abusing prescribed medications? (Was I abusing anything else?)
- Was I getting a yearly physical?
- Was I living on a budget? Was I living paycheck to paycheck?
- Was I paying my bills on time?
- Did I have an emergency savings account of at least $1,000?
- Was I regularly contributing to a savings account? Retirement account?
- Was I giving to God through my church?
- Was I making worship time with other believers a priority?
- Was I taking the time to read God’s word beyond what I heard in a worship gathering?
- Was I spending time in prayer beyond what I did in a worship gathering?
- Was I serving? Was I doing this because I wanted to or because I felt coerced to do so?
- Was I looking for and seizing opportunities to share my faith?
- How was I intentionally investing in the spiritual lives of my children beyond taking them to church?
- What unwritten lessons were my children learning about how to plan and order their lives?
- What unwritten lessons were they learning about what areas of life should take precedence over others?
Suggested Resources: (Links are to Amazon and Full Focus Planner Store)
- The Overload Syndrome: Learning to Live Within Your Limits, by Richard A. Swenson, M.D.
- Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives, by Richard A. Swenson, M.D.
- Making Room for Life: Trading Chaotic Lifestyles for Connected Relationships,
by Randy Frazee
- Ordering Your Private World, by Gordon McDonald
- Full Focus Planner, from Michael Hyatt Company