Happy Monday. We have several hundred people signed up to track their time this week. If you’d like to join, you can download a time-tracking spreadsheet here (or just use a little notebook, or an app of your choice). You can sign up for daily motivational emails here.
I will post my logs each day here (starting tonight). While past time-tracking challenge weeks have coincided with what might seem like more interesting weeks, this one is fairly normal as things go (though there are no typical weeks!) My little guy turns 2 this coming weekend. We have a lot of kid activities. Nothing crazy. But one of my favorite parts of keeping time logs is that they act like little diaries of my existence now. I see how I spent my hours, and how we spend our hours is how we spend our lives.
I have been tracking my time continuously since April of 2015. I don’t find it too onerous. It just takes a few minutes per day. It’s OK to skimp a bit on detail in the interest of keeping going. Indeed, the level of detail is entirely up to you. Lots of people write me that they are horrified to find out how much time they “waste,” and certainly that can be one discovery. But we all waste time. The key benefit of a time log is that we make sure the stories we’re telling ourselves about our lives are true. I know I have time to read. I know I have time to exercise. If I am not doing these things as much as I think I should, I can acknowledge that it might not be a priority. I can’t say I don’t have time.
Anyway, this should be fun — and enlightening! I will check back in tonight. In the meantime, happy time-tracking!