I am unbelievably good at wasting time. In fact, the more of it I have, the better I am at doing absolutely nothing. It was all well and good when I was on the regular 9-5 schedule (or my version of it), but now that I’ve got my own freelance business, I can’t afford to come home and waste a full hour on my facebook newsfeed. And yet, I do, all the time. Instead of maximizing my few unclaimed hours, I do what I shouldn’t be doing, while I stress out about what I should be doing.
If I keep it up, I’ll never reach my goal of doubling my freelance income by the end of 2014, and I certainly won’t have a shot of getting my book done (ps. The Broke and Beautiful Life is becoming a book!) So, I’ve decided to institute a new policy for the month of May- Time Management Accountability.
You know how I always harp about tracking your expenses? Or how experts always recommend keeping a food journal when you’re trying to change your eating habits? Well, I’ve decided to use that system of tracking/journaling to hold myself accountable to my time. All month I’m going to track the hours of my day, hopefully reprogramming myself to use those hours productively rather than streaming yet another full series on Netflix.
If you have any other tips for time management, please share. I’m gonna need ‘em!
Broke and Beautiful Around the Web…
10 Ways to Save on Eating Out via Prairie Eco Thrifter
The Ultimate Financial Guide for New Homeowners via Bad Credit.org
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This week was all about the full travel recap. Thank you for re-living it with me…
Have you ever used journaling or tracking to hold yourself accountable to a goal?