Time Management and Tracking Time Is Crucial
One of the problems with working from home (among many others) is tracking your working hours. When I started I didn’t track anything and I was working whenever I felt like it.
I would assume that you might be asking why am I saying that it isn’t good, right?
Good question and great that you asked because I took the time to provide you with a great answer (if I may say so).
You’re More Efficient
Quite simply, tracking time and having better time management will help you do more in less. It will help you work smarter, not harder, and definitely not longer than you have to.
You’re In Control
Knowing the time and how you are distributing it puts you in control. You control your working day and not the other way around.
Tracking time will reduce the amount of unhealthy stress you will suffer from. As you probably know, you will always be with more than enough things to deal with and if you are not big on time management it will simply overwhelm you resulting in unhealthy stress (not sure if there is healthy stress but we may talk about that later).
Improve your ability to manage time and you will enhance your peace of mind.
You’re More Fulfilled
How you function affects how you feel. Time management starts with the choices and decisions you make based on you knowing what matters and doing it efficiently. That is time well spent and that will make fill better and more fulfilled.
Finishing tasks brings a level of satisfaction and energy that makes me feel good. Real good. I feel energized! Your ability to manage time has a direct affect on your energy levels.
How Do I Track Time
I have tried many different tools and services for time tracking and time management and the best one that I found (and my brother might disagree) is called Time Doctor.
Time Doctor is pretty new and still in Beta phase which means you get to use if all for free. I’m not going to tell you all of what Time Doctor can do for you as you can read all about the great list of features it has at http://www.timedoctor.com/.
I simply wanted to point your attention to it so you can check it out and see if it something that can help you with your time management and time tracking.
I can surly say it helps me everyday and I love it.
What about you? Are you tracking time? What tools or services are you using?