Monday morning Greetings!
Today we start our quest for managing our time—instead of time managing (or mismanaging) us. It makes sense for us to start with current practices. Here's the exercise in Kent Holland's book, Working on Purpose that we're following. We may add some evening hours to the list. We'll try not to "cheat" and do a better job than we normally would.
According to Kent, we'll be surprised to see where our time goes.
Keeping Track of Where the Time Goes
Do you find yourself wondering at the end of the day or week, “Where did the time go?” To seriously evaluate how you are using your time, keep track of what you do each day for one week. Make a list. Three times each day, jot down as bullet points everything you’ve done in the preceding hours.
What I did from 9 a.m. to noon:
What I did from noon to 3 p.m.:
What I did from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.:
This is the only exercise we'll do for the week, but we'll post excerpts from the book on Wednesday and Friday. That's the "plan" anyway!
It's 9:15 as we write this—so far, so good. On the other hand, it can only go downhill from here.
What are you all up to? Do you have one time-segment where you do better/best?
Maddie and Lisa
PS: When we have time (hopefully today), we'll be making a special tab to store the book info and exercises.