Find Time by Measuring Time

What if we could unlock an extra hour each week? Or even two? How about four? Imagine the progress we could make toward our Goals with that additional time! But to find it, we need to first understand how we’re currently spending our time. That’s where the Time Study comes into play.

After all, effective time management is the key to completing Tasks, reaching Goals, and ultimately realizing our Vision.

Conducting a Time Study is straightforward: track your activities over 5-7 consecutive days. You can use whatever method works best for you, whether it’s a spreadsheet, pen and paper, or even the back of an envelope. Personally, I’m a fan of spreadsheets (we planned our wedding with one!), but the choice is yours.

Start by setting up your tracker with columns for each day of the week and rows representing half-hour segments from wake-up time to sleep time. Then, simply jot down a brief description of your activities for each half hour. It doesn’t need to be overly detailed—just enough to give you an idea of how you’re spending your time.

During your Time Study, it might be helpful to set a recurring alarm on your phone to remind you to log your activities for the previous half hour. It may be a bit annoying, but it’s effective.

If this sounds interesting to you and you’d like help, reach out to us and let’s get started on your Time Study together, and uncover how much time YOU can reclaim.

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