Tracking your time can provide valuable insights. Prep Dish founder Allison Schaaf shares 5 lessons learned from time tracking.
Entrepreneur and meal prep expert Allison Schaaf shares what she’s learned from detailed time tracking.
1. Most Things Take Way Less Time Than I Think
When I time my work tasks, I realize that many tasks take just a few minutes.
2. Set a Timer
If there’s a task I’m avoiding, I set a time for 20 minutes and see how much I can get done in that time. Many times, the task is complete before the time is up!
3. Filler Tasks
“Filler tasks” actually take a lot more time than you might realize. This includes things like scrolling through your phone, last minute errands, washing your cutting board every night if you didn’t have a chance to meal prep, etc.
4. Feeling “Time Abundant” is a Choice
Tracking the time you spend working can help you see how much time you actually get to spend doing other things like spending time with the kids or taking time for yourself.
5. Where You Spend Your Time Reflects Your Priorities & Values
Seeing how you spend your time in numbers can provide insight on whether how you spend your time is reflecting what you value.
Batching tasks like meal prep can also help you find more time in your day!
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