Then it’s time to figure out how you’re spending it now! I’ll be doing a 7-day (168-hour) time tracking challenge over the next week, starting on the 11th. I’ll post my logs here and do some discussions on Facebook too. If you’d like to play along, you can sign up here for motivational emails, and you can download a spreadsheet here.
I’ve been logging my time continuously for the past 9 months (!) so I can say that while it takes a little bit of time to track time, it doesn’t take that much time. I’d estimate the burden at just a few minutes a day. The payoff is having a pretty clear vision of what life looks like in practice, not just in theory. Also, if you know you’re going to be sharing the logs in any way, the accountability can inspire some new thinking. I just scheduled a massage for next week because I want that to be on my log!
Here’s to using the 8784* hours of 2016 in pursuit of happiness and fulfillment.
*With Feb 29 upping the total from the usual 8760.
Photo: I’m digging this whole adult coloring book trend.