Time Maps: Visualizing How You Spend Your Time

Do you feel like you’re overcommitted?  Do you feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day for you to get everything done?

Maybe there aren’t.

In her book Time Management from the Inside Out, Julie Morgenstern explains that time is as limited as the space in your closet.  If you have too many clothes and you run out of space in your closet, you see it.  When you have too much to do and you run out of time in your schedule, you feel it.

So Julie suggests creating a time map.  Basically, a time map is a template of your schedule for the week.  It’s what you assume you will be doing each week unless something unusual comes up (which often happens and is OK). read more