I have been tracking my time continuously since April of 2015. It has been enlightening, to say the least. I don’t expect anyone else to embark on a project like that. But if you would like a good excuse to try tracking a little bit of time, please join me next week, September 12-18, for my next 168 Hours Time Tracking Challenge.
You can sign up to get a log (a PDF 15 minute version and here is a link to an Excel and PDF 30 minute version — that is the one I use), a guide, and daily email reminders here. I will be blogging here daily about my schedule and any lessons learned. I know it will be a full week, but it should be a good one too. I look forward to seeing where the time really goes.
If you want to use your time better, the first step is figuring out where it is going now. September brings many schedule changes, but it can also show, when life is busy, what is important and what is not. So please play along. Please consider asking spouses, friends, or colleagues to play along too (you can use any of the social media buttons below to share this post). I promise it will be fun!
I know several readers are also tracking their time as part of the reader time makeovers I am doing. Please know that I am making my way through the completed logs and if you have not already heard from me, you will soon. I will be running the first of the reader time makeovers later this week. Thank you!