Category: Productivity

168 Hours Time Tracking Challenge Day 4

Much to write about today. After I hit post on this last night, I spent the next two hours dealing with the kids and reading, going in and out between the two. I turned off the light at 10:15, even though I only had 15 minutes left in my book (per the Kindle counter). Here's how the day went: 10:15-4:45 -- slept. The 2-year-old started yelling for the first time at 4:4… read more »

168 Hours Time Tracking Challenge Day 3

We are halfway through the work-week, but not halfway through the week. It's a critical difference! My time sheets start at 5 a.m. on Monday (that seems like a good starting point for the week for me). If that's the start time, guess where the half-way mark is. It's 5 p.m. THURSDAY. I don't know about you, but 5 p.m. Thursday sounds like the end of the week to me. But… read more »

168 Hours Time Tracking Challenge Day 2

Welcome to day 2 of the time tracking challenge! Did you stick with it? If not, it's relatively easy at this point to get back on track. Just try to fill in, broadly, what you did over the past 24 hours. If you can't remember an hour or two, that's fine. Seeing it through to the end of the week is more important than any particular smaller chunk of time. Here's how my li… read more »

168 Hours Time Tracking Challenge Day 1

Evening is upon us, so I will go ahead and post my time log of this day so far. As mentioned in the previous post, I was up for the third time at 6 a.m. this morning, but then got to sleep until a little after 7. I think the disrupted sleep contributed to my feeling less than productive. I had a day with no scheduled phone calls, so I could have spent the whole day writing!… read more »

Welcome to the 168 Hours Time Tracking Challenge!

I hope everyone had a great weekend. For those of you tracking time this week, welcome! The 168 Hours Time Tracking Challenge starts this morning (use that link to get daily emails from me). If you need a time log, you can download one (Excel or PDF; 30- or 15-minute versions) here. You can also use any commercial time tracking app (e.g. Toggl). Or just walk aroun… read more »