Have you ever struggled to make time to do something?

You likely struggled because we all have the same 24 hours a day - the same 168 hours a week. If those hours are full, you will not make able to make any more time. It's impossible.

A better question to ask is this:

Are you using your 168 hours in the way you want to?

This question is at the heart of Laura Vanderkam's book, 168 Hours - You Have More Time Than You Think.

Laura recommends you conduct a week-long time study. A time study involves logging how you spend your time. Log everything - including sleep, hobbies, breaks, and work tasks in as much detail as possible.

If you decide to do a time study, please remember not to do it to reduce rest time. Rest is an essential component of a wellbeing-driven approach to productivity.

When I did a time study, I logged my activity in 15-minute blocks using a spreadsheet. Laura has templates available on her website, my168hours.com. The data was fascinating and helped me re-prioritise certain aspects of my life. I also realised...

You can't make time - you can only find it.

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