Today I am testing out my new system to keeping me on track with task. As I mentioned in my blog post yesterday I was starting new things.
A fellow DIYer and blogger suggested using the Google Timer. Honestly, I did not know Google had a tool available to track your time. But as with any program suite there are always productivity tools to use. You just have to look.
At this point I am testing the timer to see if I can keep on track with task. I am starting with incremental changes and tweaking things as I go along.
For instance, yesterday I spent over 3 hours on my desktop. Pouring over items I needed to purge from my email client and rearranging how I wanted to keep information available at my disposal. I am not complete with that task because as with anything, if you are not attentive, things get out of control over time.
Today, I will dedicate my time to an online class I chose from the SkillShare website. What impressed me the most, it is self paced. But I am testing the Google timer and dedicating a incremental time to completing each task in the presentation.
Well that’s all I have for today. Give you an update about what I’ve learned and how the Google Timer helped.
Thanks for listening.
May 27 2020
UPDATE ON MONITORING TIME SPENT ON TASKS
Let me start by saying I hope all are well and safe. This has been an eye opener and let me just say… does biting off more than you can chew sounds familiar. As I delved into my task, I thought this should take about two weeks tops. No such luck. The more I emptied the file vessels, the paper grew and grew. Well you get the idea.
Shredding comes to mind…ha! Yes. Two days or more of shredding and would you know I burned out my poor shredder that has faithfully served me for seven years. I think she had enough and said you are on your own. Nonetheless, I progressed on to organizing what was left of the paper brigade and getting it sized down to a few storage boxes which I managed to fit in the bottom of my closet.
Next came my purging containers I thought I would needed and a sundry of items, like old cable cords, cellphones, landline handsets, etc. They all ended up at our electronic graveyard. I hate taking stuff there because I see the waste us consumers have developed with our discretionary money. And I’m adding to the pile. Since our waste management company and utility company have areas designated for such, I contribute.
I have used my time management technique to see if I would stay on track. It helped. I have more to add as I go along and will update with pictures as well.
Thanks for listening