Tracking time — a new super power for us, the unprepared

Work is entering the home. Separation is vague. Everything is built for your attention not your balance. We are all unprepared.

We don’t have awareness of time (and everything is built to capture attention).

If someone asked you to do something, you would likely do it for them. Motivation isn’t even a thought.

The defence

I started tracking my hours — every hour of the day. “What was the main thing I did in that hour?”

What to track?

The main activities is where I started: Sleeping, Working, Family, Friends, Hobbies, Leisure, Admin.

How to track?

There are a host of apps but make sure you record regularly. It doesn’t need to take more than 2 minutes a day.

Look out for…

  • Becoming more aware of spending time,
  • wanting to make better use of your time knowing that you will be recording it,
  • making your identity fit your goals (from Atomic habits).

Founder of and Product Owner @ dunnhumby; just genuinely interested in a lot of things. Built racecars, built electronics, now building software

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