A couple weeks ago I blogged about Task Blocking. I still think it's a great idea, and I'm working on being better than I was. I also promised some stats on what I do during the day. Hooray for stats!
Number of days I religiously kept track until life intervened & I said "Forget it!": 3
In those 3 days, my time was spent doing:
Mommy/life stuff (like karate, dance class, cooking, cleaning, doing homework, supervising piano, paying bills, taking showers, eating, grocery shopping, etc.): 30 hours
Sleep: 22.5 hours
Exercise (including driving to and from the gym): 4.6 hours
Writing: 4.3 hours
Email (this was not emailing for fun, but mostly emailing for things that I am in charge of): 4.1 hours
On the phone (usually while doing other things like dishes): 1.9 hours
Down time (watching TV, reading, hanging out with the family): 1.25 hours
Blogging (writing my own or reading other blogs-which I know I've been horrible at lately): 1.2 hours
Twitter/Facebook: 1 hour
Non-email tasks related to the conference I am coordinating (the 2010 LDStorymakers Writers Conference - it's a good one!): .6 hours
That comes out to a total of 71.45 hours accounted for out of 72 hours in a 3 day period, and .55 hours unaccounted for. That roughly 30 minutes were most likely taken up by staring at the computer screen when I should have been doing something productive.
Even though I didn't make it a whole week, I did learn from recording what I did for three days. I learned that email takes up a lot of my time, that I spend more time on Twitter than I thought, that I need to dedicate more time each day to just writing, and being a mommy really is my full-time job (with the hours to prove it).
Have any of you tried recording what you do every day? It can be an eye opener.