Where does the time go? Find out!

Have you ever told yourself that there just aren’t enough hours in the day?

Have you ever wondered where the time really goes?

Well, now is your chance to find out. Next week, June 14-20, many of us will be keeping track of our time with the goal of learning more about our lives and how we spend the 168 hours we all have each week.

To join this “168 Hour Challenge,” all you need to do is download a time sheet from the “Manage Your Time” section of this site, and start recording your time on Monday the 14th.  As you track your time, join the discussion at this blog, or become a fan of 168 Hours on Facebook, and post your thoughts there. We’ll be giving away a book a day to (randomly selected) people who leave comments, tweet (#168Hours), or blog about their progress on their own sites (send us an email with a link).  Also, we’ll be giving away 5 copies of 168 Hours to (randomly selected) people who submit their completed logs on Monday, June 21st. Send time logs directly to Laura Vanderkam  (email: lvanderkam at yahoo dot com).

Join us and learn how to make the most of the 168 hours we all have each week!



10 Responses to Where does the time go? Find out!


  1. I’m up for it! And because I’ve been feeling like both time and ingested calories are out of my grasp, I’m going to track both. I look forward to a more efficient me.

  2. Amy MJ says:

    I’m in!

  3. JeanT says:

    I’m in! Can’t wait. Loved the book too.

  4. Jen says:

    I’m in. I grabbed the book to read on the drive home from Chicago and plan to finish it before Monday. Time management is a big thing for me and figuring out where it all goes will help so much. :)

  5. Rachel says:

    I already know this will be a wake-up call for me! I’m in. Also posted on my blog about the challenge!

  6. Julius says:

    Looking forward to seeing what I actually do in a day. Enjoying the book right now.

    • Julius- so glad you are enjoying the book! And I’m looking forward to seeing what my days look like too. I’ve been joking that I’m already loading up next week with “good” stuff so my (oh so public) logs won’t look totally lame.

  7. Meme says:

    I just began reading this book and can’t put it down. Laura has opened my eyes just within the first few chapters as to how possible it is to have time that you thought didn’t exist. Not to mention the tips of being more productive and efficient every day that can make your life so much richer. My hat goes off to you Laura thanks so much for taking the time to write this wonderful eye opening book.

  8. Kim Shannon says:

    The more I read about this challenge, the more geared up I am for this!! In fact, this is the most excited I’ve been about an event in months… That’s your first clue as to how badly I need to improve my time management skills. Perhaps after my enlightenment, I’ll be better equipped to work a date into my schedule somewhere! LOL

    Thanks again for this brilliant idea! :)

    Kim

  9. Dee says:

    I downloaded the book and read it this past weekend – thanks to Kindle PC. Great info! So, now I am home sick and yes, this won’t be a typical week but you gotta start somewhere, right?