bike, books, + work in the pink palace
are you like the majority of people who respond "busy" when asked "how are you?" yikes, me too! i want this to change.
for years i've wondered where my time went. i've tried to note time like i did in my paralegal days, but lose track within moments. when i came across laura vanderkam's book 168 hours: you have more time than you think
during a book browsing session in vancouver recently, i was enamored. really
, i have more time than i think? yay!
i'll be interviewing her on the tranquility du jour podcast
shortly and began reading her book this week. i'm 55 pages in and LOVE it so far. lots to ponder.a few takeaways
that i wanted to pass along and encourage you, too, to reflect upon:
- 168 hours - 50ish hours of work/week - 63 hours of sleep/week (9/night) = 55 hours of "other" time. where is it going?
- i plan to begin recording my time (for real this time!) using her handy grid
- classify your time into categories such as personal care, household activities, leisure (includes TV), exercise, caring for household members, purchasing goods or services, working and work-related activities, exercise. break into subcategories, where applicable, to gain better insights.
- focus on your core competencies - those things you do better than anyone else and enjoy. grrr. i'm still
trying to figure these out. do you know yours?
- list your 100 dreams - things you'd like to do during your lifetime. also called a "bucket list
." i've started one
and plan to add more to mine soon.
wanna join moi in filling out the spreadsheet
? i plan to do it and post it to keep me accountable. seriously, this has been a big focus this year yet i carry the to-do over and over each week in my planner pad.
remember there is *no* typical week so, yes, i'm starting mine in the midst of finals, a studio move, and while prepping to do a 2-week texas book tour.
will you indulge with me? all you have to lose is lack of clarity on where your time goes!