#5: Track Your Time for Better Efficiency

“Busyness is laziness.” Raise your hand if you reply “busy!” whenever someone asks how you are. Let’s get rid of that hectic, way too busy, frenzied feeling. Time tracking can help. Time tracking can show you how you’re spending your time and set you on a better course.   

DELIBERATE FREELANCER SHOW NOTES

1:13
Learn about the research that shows how being “busy” has become a high status symbol in the U.S.

3:28
Hear Melanie’s confession about procrastinating.

4:04
Learn how time tracking can hold you accountable and help you discover where all your time is really going.

6:50
The struggle and the shame of checking Facebook nonstop.

9:08
Why Melanie is cautious about the word “productive.”

11:16
How to analyze your own time tracking data.

12:10
Biz Bite: Pick a Work Song

Resources:
Busy Beings: Melanie’s interview with a Georgetown University professor about the professor’s research on the status of being busy.

Laura Vanderkam website—learn all about time tracking from the master.

168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think,” by Laura Vanderkam

Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day,” by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky

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