I thought this month would be a good one for time tracking, since it contains a variety of kinds of days, and because I thought it would bring some awareness and clarity as we build our back-to-school routines in a couple of weeks.
I also am hoping it will help me curb my email checking habit a bit — this is something I just want to cut down on as I find it distracting. Not nearly as distracting/numbing as social media is for me, but distracting nonetheless.
I brought out my neglected 2022 Hobonichi Techo A6 for this purpose!!
This works well because of the natural timeline on the left, and the page size is about right for what I have going on.
Yesterday I wrote down whenever I checked email — I checked work email (outlook) 4 times and personal (gmail) 6 times, and checked for blog comments 3 times. Today I will continue to track this but in a different format; I tried to capture number of new emails and number remaining, but that seems a little extra.
(ALL of this is a little extra I realize. Lol. But that’s ok.)
I did have an extremely pleasant and productive day yesterday. I’m not going to assume it was the time tracking that helped, but . . . maybe a little?
My plan is to keep it up for a month and then reassess. My track record with time tracking is not that successful so this may be ambitious, but I’m going to give it a try.
Hobonichi Countdown Alert!
Every August, Hobonichi puts out a countdown calendar where they gradually reveal tidbits about the next year’s lineup, from new design elements to cover options and more. Well — it’s August, so here it is! I am not using Hobonichi as my primary planner right now, but I have no doubt that I’ll be ordering something for 2023, even if it’s just some supplementary materials (time tracking journal? hmmm!).