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Time Management Time Log

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Time Management Time Log

In our time management class, we use several logs to identify where our time goes. The class is broken into several separate documents so that we can focus on just the topic at hand. This helps minimize the confusion as we learn each concept. However for the logs to be beneficial, it makes more sense to have everything in one log. Some items such as time, activity and energy level can be recorded at the time of the event. Items such as value, benefits and costs can be evaluated later either during a free moment or at the end of the day.

Time Log
  Time  
          Activity          
  Energy  
  Type  
  Benefit  
  Cost  
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
         
         
         


Entry Legend
Energy 1 - 10
Type V - Valuable to reaching goals
C - Critical to life (Taxes)
I - Interruption
T - Time Waster
Benefit 1 - 10
Cost 1 - 10



Time
The time column is for recording the time. There are two common methods. First being to record the time from the start of the day to the end of the day in 15 minute increments and record what you are doing. Use a watch alarm to remind you to record the event. The second method is to record the start time of each activity as it changes. Which will work better for you is a based on how you work.

Activity
The activity column is for recording the activity. The hard part is not to judge the activity, just record it.

Energy
The energy column is for recording your energy level with 1 being asleep and 10 being full steam head. What we are looking for is a cycle of energy so we can change our activities based on our energy levels.

Type
The type column is for recording the activity type. We have 4 types defined that cover most people; however feel free to add more if that make sense.

Benefit
The benefit column is for recording the level of benefit that activity can provide. This is defined by your situation. Examples include (Exercising 10, waiting in line 1, meetings 5)

Cost
The cost column is for recording the cost of an activity relative to your time. This also is defined by your situation. Examples include (Exercising 10, 5 minute call to a friend as a pick me up 1, meetings 5)

Do this and you will be successful.

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