We have about 70 folks logging their time this week (or at least claiming they are!) Here’s mine on this Monday June 14. I will update this post at the end of the day as well. Feel free to weigh in with your own progress, or write on your own blog, tweet (#168Hours) or post on Facebook. Thanks!
6AM – wake-up
6-6:30 — feed baby
6:30-8 — play with kids and get them dressed
8-8:45 — run
8:45-8:55 — make coffee, get situated
8:55-10:15 — write a column
10:15-10:25 — shower
10:25 – 11:05 — emails plus write a blog post
11:05-11:20 — feed baby
11:20-1:20 — travel to and participate in meeting for Young New Yorkers’ Chorus (volunteering)
1:20 – 1:40 — emails
1:40 – 3:15 — write essay due mid-summer
3:15-3:25 — email/FB/tweet
3:25-3:45 — order groceries online
3:45-4:00 — email/FB/tweet
4:00-4:30 — feed baby
4:30-4:50 — follow up emails
4:50-5 — print YNYC form
5:00-5:10 – emails
5:10-5:45 – walk to FedEx office with Jasper
5:45-5:55 – feed Sam dinner and empty dishwasher
5:55-6:50 – mostly play with kids (a few emails + J’s dinner)
6:50-7:50 – family playground trip
7:50-8:10 – feed Sam, put him to bed while Michael makes dinner
8:10-8:30 – dinner with Michael
8:30-9 – email/FB/twitter
9:00-10 – try to get J to bed and Sam wakes up screaming. Stories, baby feeding, etc.
10-10:30 – work emails
10:30-11 – hang out with Michael
Observations: keeping a time log helps me focus on some projects. I realize that I have a good productive window in the AM from about 9-11, and then in the afternoon I can get another solid 60-90 minutes of focused work. So I’ll do well if I plan projects for those two slots.
Also, it’s a good idea to try to bring a kid along on an errand. It’s less efficient, but when the errand turns out to be a total waste (I couldn’t send the fax I needed to) it turned out not to be a complete waste of 30 minutes of my life.
The evening is a great time to go somewhere as a family, especially during the summer months when it’s still light out. Also nice to get a dinner in while J is playing or watching TV and Sam is asleep.
I spend a lot of time doing email/FB/twitter, but it’s kind of my job right now. And we’ve got some great leads today from several publications, so worth the time. I also wish my kids had an easier time going to bed!
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