Thursday, September 24, 2009

A week in the life....

I had some time this morning to catch up with some friends blogs and have noticed a few posting "a day in the life" type posts. Steffi set out a day comparison between her and her husband, and Mark posts his daily activities (including miles driven, cycled, walked and run) while his wife Cheryl is away in Antarctica (and if you haven't checked out their Green-Build in New Hampshire, you really should!). 

So this got me thinking - where does the day go? Why do I always seem to get home and feel like I have done nothing all day? Can I be more efficient in my day? 

So I have decided to do a weeks worth of posts - one post a day, with my daily activities listed out (i'll carry my trusty notebook to make sure I don't miss anything - or I may update throughout the day). Everything, from meetings to doodling on facebook at lunchtime to what I had for dinner. May not be the most exciting week of posts for you guys out there, but it might just help me pin down ways i'm not being efficient with my time. I'll start on Sunday! 

And as I enjoy seeing what people get up to on a day-to-day level - anybody else want to join me in my "week in the life"?


nicola said...

i love day in the life posts. i haven't really done a real one in a couple years. i did a day in the home life and a day in the work life when bella was finn's age. but i have a whole category labeled day in the life!

bsa said...

What a great idea, Rhian--sort of like keeping a food journal, but keeping a time one instead. However, I have no idea why you think you don't get anything accomplished as you seem to be one of the busiest people I know with and incredibly broad range of activities and interests. You are one of the most mentally healthy people I know and always manage to inspire me.

I am however, not about to start a time journal now as we are on our way to Italy to dring coffee and sample wine! Perhaps when I return.

RGW said...

I am jealous of your trip - enjoy!

Recently, some days at work have just passed and I can't remember what I did that was useful. I think I just need to remind myself sometimes that I have actually done something productive in the day. So we'll see, I think it's good to have a 'check in' occasionally.