Paperback Out Today!

Today is an exciting day for 168 Hours. The paperback version of the book is out today in the US. It’s the same 168 Hours we all know and love, except with a new preface, and in a cheaper and more portable version. If you’ve been thinking of picking up a copy, I would greatly appreciate an order this week.
What is 168 hours? It’s 24 x 7 — the n… read more »

168 Hours Challenge, Days 5-7

Finally, the weekend log! This weekend had some pretty steep highs and lows. If I were to describe it to someone, I hope I’d highlight the positive. I read some fiction again (for the first time in ages). I spoke on a panel for Princeton reunions, and during the course of my talk, someone ordered 168 Hours on her phone (she told me afterwards). I love what te… read more »

168 Hours Challenge Day 4

I am settling into a routine of logging my time. The past 4 days have been relatively typical, and now we’ll head into the weekend tomorrow, which won’t be. I will probably not post logs until Monday or so, but if you’re logging along, please keep at it! Weekends give us a full picture of our time.
I wound up staying up later last night after blo… read more »

168 Hours Challenge Day 3

As I start to see more of my work rhythms, I’ve been pondering what I want to accomplish during my morning “intense” work spot, and what I can accomplish during my afternoon stint (slightly shorter and less intense, but still a spot for focused work). I’m trying to get better about returning my emails in batches.
As for my personal li… read more »

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 »