I came across the term Time Audit very recently.
Suddenly it was a whole new set of information about
something we know already and pretty straight forward in theory.
Managing time and differentiating between the way time is actually spent
and the way I THINK I spend my time is important.
Analysing the time helps in understanding in optimising the time.
The businesswoman, the wife and the mum
So I ask myself, what do I do in a day?
I play different roles
A (struggling) business woman,
a (tired) mum,
a (happy and sometimes frustrated) wife and of course
the friend and the neighbour and everything in between.
I try to write two blogs, am a bit of a twitter addict and have a facebook page.
Oh, did I mention the cooking and cleaning (whispers)..?
Now, I am almost failing to do any of that, I have listed above.
My house is in utter need of organisation and any visitor is convinced that I am no domestic goddess.
The local friends and mums of preschool friends don’t see me join the gossip as I am rushing away, I don’t get the time to host a play date (I have to ALSO clean the pig-sty before that!).
Mini is starting school this September so …aargh!
I haven’t replied to at least two million emails and tens of text messages.
Oh and the weekends are so busy that there is no time to relax.
Sounds familiar ?
Well, the business is run smoothly (I think) and my social media is okay too. I guess they are my priority and so I am on top of these.
The answer it seems is TIME AUDIT. Make a chart and log your time at home as many of you do at your workplace.
I am told that, by doing this, I will even get some time to squeeze a siesta.
.. err let’s make a start: must really sell off the TV, switch off the phone and bin the laptop .. ..what about the car? where can that go?
Opens a whole new world..
NO! well I don't have the time you see? ....... I know you are rushing like me, and have no time to leave a comment. May the time Gods be with us all. please please