#4: Copy this Ikigai worksheet
3 steps to use the Ikigai diagram to optimize work for joy
When you feel burned out or stressed out, it’s because you’re working hard on things that don't make you happy.
To the rescue, Ikigai is a great tool to turn inward to learn about yourself. It’ll help you optimize your work to do more things you love. As a result, you'll experience more energy and fulfillment in your life, and hard work will feel effort(less).
Unfortunately, most people only use the Ikigai diagram once.
They see it as a one-time event, not a process.
People struggle to turn this tool into a transformational experience because they:
👉 Are not intentional about working joyfully
👉 Are too distracted doing things they don't like
👉 Felt they did not “find their purpose” the first time they did it
So to make this essential tool a part of your life, you need to revisit it regularly.
Here's how in three simple steps:
Step 1: Commit to optimize your work for joy
Set as your intention to leverage this tool to work on projects that give you energy throughout your life.
Step 2: Copy this worksheet and fill it out.
✅ Copy this fillable GoogleDoc below (you’ll need a Google account).
✅ Download the GoogleDoc app in your phone so that when you get a reminder to update, it's easy to open and edit from any device.
Step 3: Set a recurring task with a file link
✅ Use Apple reminders or Google Tasks to set up a reminder. Both of these tools have a REPEAT function.
✅ Set it to trigger every three months (or more often if you want).
✅ Then, inside the reminder/task, add a link to your Ikigai Google Doc.
That’s it. Now use what you learn to guide what you do—because your best work is yet to come.