023: Use Time Tracking to Live Your Best Life

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023: Use Time Tracking to Live Your Best Life

Today we have time management expert Laura Vanderkam on the show. Laura will be sharing strategies and actionable advice from her research on how career women can make time for both work and family. We’re discussing the value of time tracking and how managing your time is the key to living the best, healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.

Show Notes

What’s In This Episode:

  • Laura discusses why her Mosaic Project is so important to understanding how time is spent for busy women.
  • We pull back the curtain on how many women allocate their time for both career and family.
  • Discover how time tracking can revolutionize how you view your time and allow you to live the best life possible.
  • Understand the importance of why looking at your week at a whole can help with your work life harmony
  • Creating sustainable patterns toward small wins (and how these wins add up to make big results!)

What To Do Next:

  • Start time tracking: calculate exactly how many hours you really work each day and how many hours of sleep you get each night. Subtract that from 168 (the number of hours we all have in a week) and you’ll get a better picture of the time you have to spend with family or for yourself.
  • Make yourself a short priority to-do list for these categories for the week ahead: Career, Relationships and Self.

Resources and Links

  • Laura’s Book: I Know How She Does It
  • Habits of people who feel like they manage time well:
    • Laura’s Difficult actionable strategy: Track your time for a week to discover interesting things about your schedule and where to start devoting your time.
    • Laura’s Easy Actionable Strategy: Thinking through your weeks before they start. Being mindful about where you want your time to go will help you make better choices. She suggests doing this on Friday afternoon before the weekend when things are slowing down.
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Tonya Dalton
Tonya Dalton