AEIOU method of time journal to identify your activities!

AEIOU time journal method is the way of productive planning of your daily activities. Because writing a journal on daily activities can make you productive at work. Also, you can understand in which direction you are stepping ahead in life. So, life designing gets easier with time journal.

A good time journal consists of 2 parts,

1.Activity log (Where I’m engaged and energized)

2.Reflections (Where you discover What you are learning)

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Though getting great insights out of your good time journal reflections isn’t always easy. So, you can apply the AEIOU method. Designers use this method not only, to make detailed and accurate observations but also to get good and curiosity mindset.

AEIOU method provides you five sets of questions that you can use when reflecting on your activity log.


what were you actually doing? Was this a structured or an unstructured activity? Did you have a specific role to play (leader or volunteer) or you just participate in meetings?


Our environment has a profound effect on our emotional state. You feel one way at a football stadium and another way at the temple. Notice where you were involved in the activity? What kind of place was it, and how did it make you feel?


What were your interacting with people or machines? Was it a new kind of interaction or one you are familiar with? Was it formal or informal?


Where you interact with any objects or devices like smartphones, laptops, sailboats? What were the objects that supported you to feel engaged?


who else was there an what role did they play in making your life? Is it either a positive or a negative experience?

Using the AEIOU method can really help you to zoom in effectively and discover things specifically. Like what is working for you and what is not.

“Writing in a journal reminds you of your goals and of your learning in life. It offers a place where you can hold a deliberate, thoughtful conversation with yourself”-Robin S. Sharma

AEIOU method of time journal can help you reframe them to design the life you desire. This, in turn, can improve your productivity and helps to achieve financial independence and can foster your early retirement.

Do you follow the AEIOU method of time journal?

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