Use A Time Log To Assess How You Presently Spend Your Time.
Have you ever logged your time? I mean, have you ever wrote down what you are doing every fifteen minutes or so, to see how you are presently using the time you have available?
Every one has the same 24 hours to use as they desire. No one has more.
Some people manage their time better, seem to get more done, and achieve more in life than others.
One thing I have found to be of great benefit in managing my time, is a time log. I will monitor how I am spending my time regularly. It becomes a real time saver.
The time I take compiling it, is more than made up by the time I save, the effectiveness, and the increased productivity I create by analysing it.
When you use a time log periodically, you stay on top of your game, you are more apt to stay on track and minimize distractions. You can measure and manage one of your key resources to squeeze maximum results in. In fact, you can’t manage what you don’t measure.
How can you map out a strategy to do more if you don’t know where you are? If you don’t know the ‘as is’ situation, how can you measure improvement gains?
Once you have commited to your goal, to your course of action, a time log opens your eyes to opportunities to do more, to be more effective, to get more mileage out of the time you do have.
If you have never used a time log, then I encourage you to try it.
Measure how effective you are and then adjust yourself accordingly. A tool is only as useful as the person is practiced in using it.
It will open your eyes to any time leakage in your days. Time Measurement is always key to Time Management, and that applies across the board to all your goals. I repeat… You can’t manage what you don’t measure. And increased productivity is directly tied to self management of attitude and action.
Are you really investing yourself appropriately to achieve your most important goals on time? It is your life. It is within your control.
And it is always your choice so no excuses from here on out. Stop spinning your wheels. Gain some traction on your goals by regularly measuring where you spend your time. Start a time log today to do more, be more, and enjoy life more…