Tracking your time can not only help you gain key insights into your business, it can also provide you with some useful information to help you improve your productivity. Here are four day-to-day activities to track that could help you improve the way you work:
Even when you’re self-employed, you may end up doing a daily or regular commute to meet a client or to work on a project. You might think that travel time isn’t a big deal, but research shows that
commuting can increase stress and even make people less happy. If you do a lot of travel, it’s worth keeping track of how much time you’re spending on the go, and possibly factoring that travel time into your decisions about which projects to take.
When you do travel, this collection of suggestions from Lifehacker readers will help you make your commute as productive as possible.
Social media can be a great tool for building your profile and and communicating with customers, but being glued to Facebook or Twitter all day can be a
real drain on your time and productivity. Make a note (an honest one!) of the time you spend on social media in a single day or month, or try using a tracking app like
Rescue Time, or
Time Rabbit to track time on social sites automatically. You might find you need to cut back on the time you spend on social media, or simply make better use of it.
We’d love to hear which activities you track and how this helps your business - leave us a comment or hit us up on Twitter to let us know!