How and Why to do a Life Audit

Architecting a life in 100 post-its & 1 Saturday Afternoon

Life audit (n.): An exercise in self-reflection that helps you clear the cobwebs of noisy, external goals and current distractions, and revisit or uncover the real themes & core values that drive & inspire you. Also known as: spring-cleaning for the soul.

The process:

100 post-its in 1 hour (Okay, 121)

Mapping wishes

A life’s worth of wishes, sorted by type.

Plotting wishes by time (all wishes are not made equal)

Aspirations on a spectrum of when: A heart for a Mantra, a star for a Someday, an arrow for a Now

5 Activities

How I spend my time (daily)
Time Spent, Current → Desired

5 People

Time spent with company: by how, by why

Takeaways and to do’s

Author, Listen Like You Mean It. UX researcher, TWTR, PINS, etc. I write about the intersection of technology + society + personal growth.