Want to be more productive but have no idea how to start short of hiring an assistant? Today I want to share how tracking my work time is helping me to get more done & in less time!
I’ve been using the program Harvest and am only using their free plan as I don’t need the paid features.
To keep it super simple, I set up two projects “Fitness” and “Office Work” under each project I set up all my general tasks. So under fitness, I have things like all the types of classes I teach, program and class development, etc. Then in office work, I have everything else – email, social media scheduling, writing, accounting, video, photography, etc.
Whenever I start a task I start a timer in Harvest to record how long I spend on that task and so on. I’ll admit, I’m not perfect about recording. I have an embarrassing amount of “misc” entries due to me not wanting to start and stop the timer when I’m doing a bunch of 2-3 minute jobs all at once, and sometimes I have to guess after the fact how long I spent on something, but overall I’ve found it to be so helpful!
I know you aren’t all freelancers or self-employed folks but I think there is something to be said for everyone trying to implement a bit more productivity in their day. I really find this is helping me stay on on task a bit better than I do on my own, and it gives me peace of mind at the end of the day knowing that I can easily see how long I worked and what I worked on.
I share a number of ways it helps me in the video so I hope you take time to watch it!