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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Time Management Log

Need to know where you are wasting time at work? Want to get more done but can't find the time?
Use this log to analyze your time habits for one week and you will be amazed!
Find it here:

What to do:
Track every task you do - start time and end time. Include smoke breaks, bathroom breaks, browsing the internet, emailing someone, talking to coworkers, etc. as well.
Be honest! The only person who will see this is you - and it is only as helpful as it is truthful.
At the end of each day hilight all of the tasks that you can eliminate to save time.
Create a plan to cut these habits out of your day to add more productivity.

This will be a very long week, a tedious process and you may get frustrated or annoyed and want to give up. Don't. It will only help you if you do it for at least 5 days to see true trends. It will be worth it - I proomise.

Not sure it will be worth it? Consider this:
- We only work 124,800 minutes a year (40 hours a week)
- at $50,000 per year, that's $0.40 per minute - why waste it?
- 1 hour of planning will save 10 hours.
- 80% of what we keep we never use
- The average U.S. executive wastes six weeks per year searching for missing information in messy desks and files. (That translates into one hour per day.) -The Wall Street Journal
- Getting rid of clutter eliminates 40% of housework in an average home.
-The average person receives more information on a daily basis now, than the average person in 1900 received in a lifetime.

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