Wednesday, April 06, 2005
Time is one of those commodities that everyone has, but it usually seems like no one really uses properly. I know I don't. Often with my money, I will sit down and figure out what I can spend where and how much, and budget accordingly. With time, I usually don't. Time just seems to slip away. An entire day will go by, and I haven't done what I have wanted to do. So I'm going to start an experiment in a couple of weeks: I am going to start monitoring my time. At the beginning of each day, I will budget my day, by asking how much do I need to spend on each thing that I would like to get done. At the end of each day, I plan to evaluate how I did. For example, I might set a goal of one hour a day spent on the internet, including blogging, or maybe a goal of one hour a day of personal spiritual development, or one hour a day of interpersonal interaction. I tend to be a goal-oriented person, so I think this might be a useful tool. I'll be starting on the 15th, when most of the immediate concerns that plague my existence have subsided, and I'll see how it goes. Budgeting time...what a concept.