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Personal – Time Tracking


I posted a while ago about my New Year’s focuses. Started up my first one this week, Time Tracking. I got the idea from Sebastian Marshall‘s blog. I thought it would be a good idea to start looking at where the time in my day is going.

Kurtis Stewart's Time Tracking
Start simple, then build from there - © 2010 Kurtis Stewart

For a while I was just adding items I’d like to track, rather than track them…yeah I know…

Finally just decided to start and see where it goes. Decided to stop worrying about the tools and just use a simple plaintext file. In other news TextEdit is an amazing tool that I will attempt to replace Word with.

Let you guys know where it stands at the end of the month and how it has evolved over time.

One comment

  1. I love it. Awesome.

    A few small ideas that might help – first, if you miss a day or two for some reason, just fill them out from memory as closely as you can. Estimate or make a small note.

    If you catch yourself having fallen off for a week or so, just immediately restart and forget the dead days. It happens, especially when you’re first giving it a go. A lot of people obsess over perfection, and thus wind up with nothing. My tracking/numbers are often chaotic, sloppy, and imprecise – but they’re always improving. If I demanded perfection, I would’ve quit before I got anywhere near it. Go with whatever’s happening, perfection not always possible.

    Thrilled you’re doing this! I’d love to hear how it’s going sometime – please feel very welcome to shoot me an email or message me somewhere with how it’s going, or any questions/comments/feedback/whatever. Godspeed and much prosperity in 2011 🙂

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