It’s a lovely Thursday here in NYC, and Day 4 of the 168 Hours Challenge has begun. Now that many of us have the hang of recording our hours, I think it’s time to start reflecting on them. Today, I’m asking two questions. First, what do you want to do *more* of in your 168 hours? And second, what do you want to get off your plate? (There is a great discussion of these questions going on over at the Facebook 168 Hours fan page, so feel free to join us there as well).
Today’s log for me:
6:40 – 7:10 – feed baby
7:10-7:25 – attempt, unsuccessfully, to fall back asleep
7:25- 8 – eat breakfast, some playing with kids, reading paper, dressing baby, etc.
8-8:20 – emails/FB
8:20-8:30 – phone interview for column
8:30-9:30 – work on column
9:30-9:40 – record National Review podcast
9:40-10 – email/FB
10-11 — buckle down and crank out column draft
11-11:20 – feed baby
11:20-1:20 edit column (plus occasional bursts of FB, email, and eating lunch in there)
1:20-1:30 – get ready for run
1:30-2:30 – run outside. Good weather for it. Decide to go a little farther than I originally planned.
2:30-3:10 – work administration stuff
3:10-3:30 – feed baby
3:30 – 4:10 – morass of email/FB/Twitter and dealing with financial stuff. Decide to make list of the most important things that have to happen by end of the day. Showering is on list. I kid you not. So is ordering an air mattress so brother has somewhere to sleep when he visits next week.
4:10-4:25 – shower, get dressed for event
4:25- 5:15 – working on webinar pitch, responding to interview requests (yay!)
5:15-5:30 – hair and make-up
5:30-8 – CRAVE event in Meatpacking district. Networking. I am so trying to get better at this sort of thing.
8-9:30 – Jasper time. Playing, snuggling, reading stories about sea creatures and looking at family photos.
9:30- Jasper down, tying up loose ends here, hopefully to bed before long.
Would love to see some more time logs. We’ve got a great discussion going on Facebook – I guess people are more comfortable posting there!
Links to other days
168 Hours Challenge Weekend Thread
10 thoughts on “168 Hours Challenge Day 4”
10:30pm-1:00a talk to my best friend that i haven’t seen
8am-8:30 get ready for the day
8:30-9:30 work on tables at work
11:30-2:30 more work on tables/snack while working
2:30-4:00 excel work
6:00-6:20 eat dinner
6:20-7:15 drive home
7:15-7:45 read while waiting for friend
7:45-9:30 walk with friend
9:30-10:15 goof off
10:15-11:15 online meeting
11:15-2am country night 🙂
2am-8am on and off sleeping
8am-8:50am internet goofing off
(that was more like from day 3 to day 4)
This morning thus far:
4:00 alarm goes off for morning prayer
4:45 actually wake up pray and head back to bed
6:47 get up (really late)
7:15: come down, make macaroni/cheese, cut fruit, put my lunch together
7:35 leave home for work–really late
7:55 arrive at work
8:00 start work, grab tea etc.
8:35 here I am…
I would like more time for exercising and to work on my own personal stuff…. career.
I am not sure what to give up…
6:30-7:15 workout to DVD
7:15-8:10 shower, dress, pack lunch
8:15-8:50 commute to work
8:50-9:40 web content resources, Mac setup
10-11:50 data entry
11:52-12 update subscription form
1:15-2 Winter term report
2-3:10 look at social productivity tool (manymoon)
3:10-4:15 Winter term report
4:15-4:30 time log for work
4:30-4:36 168 Hours blog post
Tuesday was a day off which I spent mostly working on my hobby (genealogy… mega time waster) and some laundry. Wednesday
I love that we are now referencing ourselves – the blog post here taking 6 minutes, exactly. Great way to start the day, Kathy, with a work-out DVD. Sometimes I wish I were more of a morning person.
Ok – again the end of year kid activities are filling up the time. This time my fault lingering too long at school as it is one the last times to see oldest in elementary school. And then onto my next challenge – packing for the family trip. I wish there was a way to ignore it, minimize it, or outsource it! Tomorrow’s question – is driving 7 hours considered family time?
wake up, need rest, this is late am giving up on pushign myself to get up so early, o up
o play talk get dressed
work finish up insurance issue with accountant, send designer examples of other companies’ sales power points
drive o to daycare
drive office from dayare, call acountant realtor about rental property, check messages, talk to sales repabout her ads for tomorrow’s paper
meet with editor about ads, rest
leae to pickup oriana
drive to pickup o, major time break, mental break that is distracting and didn’t have much organized to do on the way there, called to try ot make a hair appointment got on wait list for appointment at 5:15.. Would prefer to doTexas meetings with a decent updated haircut
drive home, regroup
start work again
take last minute hair appointment as havent’ had haircut in 20 weeks
haircut walk for tip businesscards
arrive home oriana
back to work, presentation, email Invoice gov client is asking for even though the’ve received it 100 times, send state guy estimate
Rest of my day…
3:00 leave work to pick up kids
3:30 return home, give kids a snack
3:45-4:30 shower etc.
4:30-4:50 pick up daughter from friend’s place
4:50-6:15 take kids to activity, grocery shop during this time and p/up coffee
6:40 return home, make rice, put away groceries, have leftovers for dinner (kids shower during this time)
7:35 rush up, get dressed for mosque
9:35 return home, clean up table, load dishwasher etc.
(kids brush and head to bed during this time)
9:52-10:43, bedtime routine, pray etc, post rest of schedule
now till 11:30 work a little, sleep.
So impressed with the detailed logs! Have made a start in tracking my 168 hours — printed out the log. Sadly, have yet to start entering… blaming the last week of school craziness & the fact that this week does not represent a “normal” week (although it’s never normal around here!) Am looking forward to actually logging, but for now I’m mentally tracking the unproductive time I’m spending. Thanks for the push in the right direction!
6:30 wake up, make coffee, feed cats
6:45-9:40 work (I work from home)
9:40-10:20 personal email, facebook, twitter, google reader
10:20-10:35 shower, get dressed
11:15-12:15 work (+ 20 min gchat with friend)
12:15-12:30 talk with boyfriend (who also works from home)
1:20-1:30 respond about guest blogging for friend, draft ideas
1:30-1:45 talk to boyfriend & neighbor-friend while they cook
1:45- 2:10-make to do list, do some pitching research
2:10 -2:20 read google reader
2:20-2:40 lunch w/boyfriend & friends
2:40- 2:50 email/facebook/twitter
2:50- 3:15 work on screenwriting project for creative collective, GDC
3:30-4 bike to boyfriend’s old apartment
4-5:30 look for camera, etc. (we’re in process of moving)
5:30-6 bike home
6-7 watch daily show online with boyfriend
7-8 make dinner
8-10:10 go to friends for potluck dinner, eat, hang out with friends, talk some about screenplay
10:10 get home, get ready for bed
10:20-10:45 random internet stuff