Writing about Time Management, Life, Careers & Family

Day 4 post

Today did not start that well. I worked until 11:15 p.m. last night wading through my inbox. The good news is that I now have a short list of the things that have not been answered. My husband and I talked for a while and I went to bed around 11:45 p.m. That was a perfectly natural time for having gotten out of bed at 8:15 a.m. that morning. However, today started a lo… read more »

Day 3 post

I made it to sleep probably around 11:45 last night. Hotel time can be me time and I was enjoying reading random articles online to unwind. Today, Wednesday, can really best be described as a half day for work. There were a lot of personal care items. Fun, though they do add up. Another take-away: I need to learn to be more productive when I am on the road. The trou… read more »

Day 2 post

I am writing this from a hotel room in NYC. There isn't much to report of yesterday after the last entry. I worked until about 9:40 p.m., then chatted with the 9-year-old (who was still up). I shut the house and read until 10:30, then tried to go to sleep. It took a bit, given the later wake-up yesterday morning. I probably drifted off somewhere closer to 11. Here's… read more »

Day 1, complete post

How did your first day of time tracking go? I'll be posting my daily time logs this week, usually toward the end of the day. Here's my final report for Day 1. 6:45 - up w/baby. 6:45-8 - kids, breakfast, coffee, etc. 8-8:30 - nanny here, shower, email. 8:30-8:40 - boys to bus stop. 8:40-11:00 - work on book concept 11-11:30 - practice TED talk 11:30-noon - phone call… read more »

Day 1, mid-day post

Welcome to the first day of the 168 Hours Time Tracking Challenge! We have over 750 people signed up to track their time this week, and I know some others are doing it but have elected not to receive my daily email reminders. I get it. Email takes time! (If you do want daily reminders with questions to think about as you track, you can sign up here at this link. If yo… read more »