04 Sep QUIT WASTING TIME!
There are countless numbers of productivity exercises out there. Every single day, dozens, possibly hundreds of articles are published on how to get more completed, both in work and life in general.
It’s completely overwhelming.
If I were to spend the time reading all those new articles and books, I’d have absolutely no time to get anything valuable finished. So if you’re feeling overwhelmed — like you don’t have enough time or like you should be getting more finished — or even where’s the best place to start?
Well, why not at the root of it?
In order to be more productive, you first have to know how you’re spending every minute of the day. So, you say you need to get more finished- or you don’t have enough time for everything, but when you actually track activity, you quickly realize you’re spending 60 minutes a day on Instagram. And the remedy seems pretty obvious from there, right?
"I spent the last few months tracking my productivity and I have to say a light bulb has gone off about how I spend my time, and what to do to make better use of it."
If you’re in an environment where majority of your day is governed by appointments this activity may not be the best option for your working time management. But, if you feel as though your nights and weekends continually slip by in a haze of social platforms and Netflix, and aren’t as edifying or enriching as you’d like, you can absolutely apply these principles to your personal life.
This training helps you take control of your hours and stop feeling lost at the end of the day, and get a grip on life!
WANT TO GET A HANDLE ON TIME? TREAT IT LIKE FOOD!
One of the reasons time management is so difficult is that time itself is ambiguous. You can’t see it; it’s abstract; even scientists are still trying to figure this shit out!
BUT-For us to get a better grip on time we’re going to think about it like something more objective, like food!
We all love food. The tendency to get distracted is comparable to craving ice cream of junk food. And, a lack of productivity is like those few extra pounds we hate around our waist. So what’s the solution you ask? Activity Logs, aka, keeping a food diary.
Studies show keeping a food journal over the course of several weeks, even months is one of the most irrefutable ways to lose weight. In fact, showed that those who kept a record — either paper or digital or even photographic — of what they ate in the course of an entire day lost twice as much weight as those who didn’t. CRAZY! I KNOW!
Why is it so effective?
Building awareness of what you’re putting into your body; the snacking, ordering dessert regularly, doesn’t seem like much until you have to document everything that crosses your lips. When you scarf down a giant Cheeseburger and dump the evidence before walking in the door, that moment disappears from your consciousness. However- Once you write that burger down, it becomes real. It happened! You have to fess up to it!
So what I'm saying- With a mix of consciousness, a healthy amount of shame, and accountability make up the fact that food diary keepers lose weight much more effectively, almost 2x more effective to be exact.
"The same exact benefits apply to keeping a record of how you spend your hours. So if you want to start flexin’ on those productivity abs, you better start tracking your time, babe!"
WANT TO GET MORE FINISHED? THE BENEFITS BELOW
Tracking your time. Sounds sexy, right? NOPE! It's meticulous and ironically time consuming in itself. Tracking of your minutes and hours throughout the day over the course of a couple weeks, or even months is just like any other up-front investment, you’ll reap those rewards for decades to come.
- IN ORDER TO BUILD A HOUSE, YOU HAVE TO BUILD THE FOUNDATION
- STOP OVERESTIMATING TIME LENGTHS
- STOP UNDERESTIMATING ACTIONABLE TASKS
- KEEPS YOURSELF ACCOUNTABLE
- MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU: START DOING ONE TASK AT A TIME
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Utilize this 168 HOUR TIME TRACKER, originally created by Laura Vanderkam.
Now that we’ve discovered the benefits of time-tracking, let’s get into the nitty gritty about how to actually do so to make the most of it.
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