Having effective time management in your life can really alter the way you look at how you spend your time and what you spend you on. In our post “Time Management in your Bullet Journal and Why its important” covers a series of reasons and practical steps on how to manage time – today we are focusing solely on time management bullet journal layouts and spreads.
Reasons time management bullet journal layouts are good for your mental health
You can’t manage what you don’t measure. Its common knowledge and logical. Are you wanting to read more, but find you just don’t have enough time in your day? Are you finding that you are tired when you wake up but don’t understand why?
It could be that you think you are getting 8hours of sleep but in fact, after tracking you might find that after tv time, or reading you actually only 5 or 6. All these things can really help you laser focus your time use to spend time on things that really matter.
Is time tracking effective for day to day productivity?
Without accurately tracking your time however, you may have no way of knowing exactly how your time is being spent versus how much is being wasted. With proper tracking, you may find your daily routine more streamlined, less stressful and far more productive.
Time tracking can feel painful, but the benefits extend much further than just your bullet journal. It helps give you the opportunity to raise issues before they happen – for example if you are studying and dedicating 5hours to your studies, but are finding you are still struggling with the subject – you can show your teachers that there is an issue with your understanding of the topic.
The insights you get from time tracking can often be an eye-opener. How much time do you actually spend browsing the web, looking through your inbox or trying to find that one document in a pile of folders.
Can time tracking help me find my most productive times?
Time tracking gives you the opportunity to see where you are most efficient, that could be at 3pm or 3am. And with that information you can easily adapt your work or personal life to harness that time. But without tracking it you will have no idea when your most productive times are.
Our featured Time Tracking Bullet Journal Layouts: