I’m doing a time tracking exercise for my college course.
What I’ve discovered: Time management isn’t an issue because I aint got no time to manage. Take away my hour of collapse time with wine and a book or TV at the end of the day and I’m going to get really, really grumpy. I tracked my social media time and it totals about 30 minutes in little spurts throughout the day. Usually when I’m eating or during work breaks.
I tracked my time for three days and it looks a little like this:
5:00-6:00 Am: Wake up, get coffee, check emails, make daily to do list, get more coffee, check social media.
6:00-7:30: Household chores– unload dishes, do dishes, make bed, fold any clothes, general straightening, have breakfast or snack if running. Check to see if there are any last minute preparations to make for school.
7:30-8:45: Run or work out
8:45-9:30: smoothie, coffee, respond to emails, set up work for the day.
9:30-1:00 Work, write, prep dinner, homework, meditate, household chores like dusting or vacuuming, etc.
1:00-2:15 Shower, get ready for work, last minute things, grab food.
2:15-6:30: Go to work, work, come home from work
6:30-8:00: Finish making dinner, eat, clean up after dinner. Spend time with hubby, drink wine.
8:00-10:00: Last minute items for the next day, respond to email, read watch TV.
10:00 PM: Go to bed, listen to classical music on phone, play bejeweled until I’m tired.
Shampoo, rinse, repeat.
That’s just a typical day. Sometimes I have a ton of errands to run. Weekends are different, of course, and on Wednesdays, I write with friends at Panera.
The only spot where I can shave off time is that hour or so that it takes me to function and really get with it. So what college has taught me so far? I don’t really have time for college.
Unless someone has a way to make a 26 hour day. That would be cool…