Sep 17, 2010

168 HOURS: You Have More Time Than You Think

I just discovered and will soon read the book 168 HOURS: You Have More Time Than You Think by Laura Vanderkam. I went to her blog and discovered I missed participating in her 168 Hours Challenge by just a few days, doggone, that would have been fun and revealing.
Speaking of which..... the challenge includes tracking your time and then publishing that information. Think about that. How would your life be different if you were publicly accountable for every hour? Or even if you simply recorded your hourly endeavors for your own review?
Why should I analyze my spent time?
  • to learn where to trim the fat and utilize my time better
  • to learn more about myself and how I can personally improve
  • to diagnose inaccuracies in my perception of spent time

Despite missing her challenge, you might want to check out some of her blogposts, they look very helpful, particularly her Pre-Challenge Thoughts. See what she's learning and how she's analyzing her timesheet on her Day Two Challenge post. Take the challenge and come up with your own Pre-Challenge Thoughts.
Gotta run. I'm accounting for my time now and hate to admit how much time my blog consumes.


Anonymous said...

I will check into 168 hours...

Anonymous said...

I want you to know that by changing your blog's name, I can no longer tap in for a word of inspiration, a moment of truth, a second of soothsaying. The name POOKIEPLANET won't make it past the spam blocker at work! Says its porn! Ha!

Signed, Pookless

Poof said...

Laura, tracking my time is a pain and it is consuming a lot of my time. ;)

Anon, that's a bummer. But on the bright side, at my age, being considered porn is a compliment.