I will do my best to keep this concise and sweet!! You need to do a time log – how long is it really taking you to do things: Get out of house in the morning; pull the budget numbers; clean out your closet; fix dinner; run a few errands … do you really know?
A time log is like a budget (where is your money suppose to go) – where is your ‘time’ flying off to, and seemingly – without you!!
I touched on Important versus Urgent in a previous Priority Blog-3. Is it that you start something and get interrupted; ‘It’ take a turn of its own; You get distracted and start something else — seemingly small, and it becomes an open pit? We have all been there. But really, how did we get there?
No prioritized to-do list. Appropriate assistance not available. Have no idea how to do it, but, know it has to get done – so, you dive in.
Remember – once time is spent – it is gone!!
Do a time log for a week and include your weekend personal time, also.
On a piece of paper, with 15 minute increments from 6 AM to Midnight, – write what and when you complete tasks. Getting ready for work; process of leaving; DRIVE TIME; how long to get settled once at job or business. Who calls you; who comes and interrupts you. Meeting you have. How long do you check email and other social media sites (FB, Twitter, LkdIN, Instagram, etc)? Lunch. Afternoon business activities. DRIVE TIME; evening activities (Church, Sports, Children, Children’s homework, School, Work Reading, …) Bedtime routine. Prep for the next workday. Times is marching on…where are you?
How do you let technology assist you? Or, how can it?
After you have completed your time log analysis, please come to my Pinterest boards and get assistance in finding YOUR best solution.
Our next step will be PLANNING.
Gloria-Jean Brown – https://coachingbygj.com