Recently there’s been a lot of research showing that more hours worked doesn’t necessarily mean more work done. Accurately tracking your time spent really working can make you face the uncomfortable truth about how many hours you’re doing focused, productive work.
It’s also important to track your downtime. How much time are you really spending away from your desk, cell, and email? Working when you’re supposed to be relaxing makes you a prime candidate for anxiety, depression, and burnout.
All of which are far too common amongst entrepreneurs and business executives. Start tracking your time on your laptop with an automated tracker like Timing, and your time on your phone with an app like Moment. You can even keep charts and spreadsheets of how much time you should be spending on something, vs. how much time you’re actually spending. Once you’ve achieved more task productivity and focus you’ll be surprised how much time in your day is freed up. Managing your time effectively means being more productive with both your business hours and your personal time.
Contributor: Amelia Easten from timingapp.com