Writing about Time Management, Life, Careers & Family

What is my time worth?

I always encourage people to think about the value of their time. But actually putting a dollar value on it? That’s complicated. That was my take-away after several readers sent me Sue Shellenbarger’s WSJ article on “Do You Know What Your Time Is Really Worth?” The article had a link to an online tool called ClearerThinking that asks a series of quest… read more »

What, exactly, is me time?

“Me time” sounds like an awesome thing. It’s something most of us claim we’d like more of. But what exactly is it? I was pondering this question after alert blog reader Maggie sent me an article from the Sydney Morning Herald called “Generation Overstimulation? Generation Y’s Addiction to Being Busy.” According to this trend piece, millenn… read more »

List of 100 Dreams update: I try yoga

When I wrote down my 2015 List of 100 Dreams in June, taking a yoga class was item #41. I am happy to say I have now done that. No, not the yoga class sponsored by Depends at BlogHer. It was a free community yoga offering on Sunday morning at the Lululemon in Cherry Hill Mall. My running buddy Lynda invited me, and my husband agreed to cover at home despite my having bee… read more »

My approach to conferences: pack it all in

I wrote this in a coffee shop in Madison, NJ, on Saturday while waiting for my family to pick me up. We were on our way to a pool party in northern New Jersey, and it made more sense for my family to drive from Philly to meet me vs. my going all the way back out there. I had spent the previous few days in New York for the BlogHer conference. This annual conference focuses o… read more »

Another day in the life post

I have been tracking my time for 3 months now. In the comments on yesterday’s post, SHU asked if this accountability affected how much time I waste. I’m not sure — I still waste time! — but I do think it nudges me to put more fun stuff in my life. I like to see interesting things on my time log, so I’m marginally more likely to do them.… read more »