168 Hours Challenge, Day 2

I have been noticing a few habits as I’m logging my time this week. Whenever I stop a project, I check email for about 10 minutes. I also do this whenever I return to my desk. I experience a gap between intention and action; after realizing I needed to go to Kinko’s, for instance, it took a while to actually walk out the door. Perhaps a topic to explore i… read more »

168 Hours Challenge, Day 1

The act of observing something changes the thing being observed. That principle of physics has applications to our lives. If you’ve ever kept a food journal, you know that sheer embarrassment can keep you from writing “ate 3 donuts in 30 seconds while standing over sink.” Likewise, recording our time makes us aware of its passing. I star… read more »

Pre-Challenge Thoughts

I plan to keep track of my time this week. It’s been a while since I’ve done so, and I’m curious to see what my life looks like right now. Unlike my other “168 Hour Challenges,” this one is pretty spur-of-the-moment, so I haven’t had time to plan my week and make sure it looks good. Much of my work is just plugging along sort o… read more »

Round-up: A New 168 Hours Challenge

It’s been a great week! I gave a speech last night to the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Mid-Atlantic chapter in Wilmington, DE. Several women logged their time as part of the workshop, and called the experience eye-opening.
It reminded me that it has been a while since I’ve posted any time logs here. In addition, a number of BNE… read more »

What On Earth Am I Doing With My Time?

Welcome to My168Hours! My traffic logs are showing a bunch of new visitors (from BNET, Free Range Kids, the Miami Herald, etc.). If you’re new here, the links on the right will give you an overview of some of the greatest hits from the blog. Some people have emailed me that the subscription form isn’t working; if it isn’t for you, please emai… read more »