Monday, October 1, 2007

Wasting Time

Oh dear. I'm crazy busy, and need to be more efficient, so I'm doing a minute-by-minute time sheet of everything I do for the next several days. I'm finding enormous time wasters. I could be grouping some tasks for better use of time, and I'm doing stuff I shouldn't--eating at computer and playing FreeCell while I eat, under the guise of "it's my lunch break." Naturally, once lunch is over, I discover I've played several more games of FreeCell, and before I know it, I've wasted half an hour. Bad. Very bad.

I need to set up routines, too. I'm always forgetting to take my vitamins or wash my face in the morning because I get involved in stuff and forget. Have you ever done a time sheet on yourself? If so, did it help to identify problem areas? And how dedicated were you in addressing those problem areas? Did you start out with good intentions (I'm going to wash my face first thing every morning) only to fall back into old habits?

3 comments:

Lesley said...

I never thought about it. Actually, it's a pretty good idea! Not that I really want to know...

Sherrie Holmes said...

It's an interesting exercise, Lesley. And embarrassing. For instance, I'm working on a client job, and I just got a notice you'd left a comment. So I hurried over to this site to make a reply, when I really should not have interrupted my job. Boom, 10 minutes gone, and I've interrupted my concentration for the job I'm working on. I shall self-administer a slap upside the head.

Lesley said...

You should hire a head-slapper. It'll save you time. Especially if the slap comes BEFORE the interruption. Probably would save you money in the long run.