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Time Usage

October 8th, 2016
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I just tracked my time for the past three days to try to understand better how I spent it. These were relatively standard workdays: wake, eat, commute, work, commute, time with family, sleep. Total times:
getting ready 0:17 (1%)
commuting 1:30 (6%)
home 5:27 (23%)
sleep 7:16 (30%)
work 9:28 (40%)
A few notes:
  • Friday morning I worked from home for 1hr18min because I woke up before the buses were running and then was caught up in what I was working on enough that I missed the bus. I've counted this in the "work" column.

  • Most days I go into work when I wake up for the day, which tends to be really early because I often can't fall back asleep after Anna wakes up. On the other hand, if I don't get woken up and manage to sleep in some, don't worry about it and figure it balances out. The times I got to work were 7:51, 6:45, and 6:46.

  • I try and leave work right at 4pm each day to get the 4:30 bus to Medford, though Wednesday I had a meeting that meant I couldn't leave work until 4:35.

  • We're currently living at my dad's house in Medford because we're having work done on our house. When we get back into our house in Somerville my commuting time should go from 1:30 to more like 1:00. Planning to spend that extra time at home.

  • By "work" I'm counting all time physically at work, regardless of what I'm doing. This includes about 45min of lunch, and some amount of time doing non-work things.

  • By "sleep" I'm counting all time from when we turn off the light to when I get out of bed for the day. The main thing this doesn't count is settling kids when they wake up in the middle of the night, though Lily has been sleeping well and Julia is still doing most of the Anna wakings.

  • The last time I did this I broke out childcare, housework, etc, but that involves more careful tracking than I was up for this time. Most of the home time involved some amount of childcare, though Lily now can do some amount of entertaining herself which makes watching her less work than it used to be.

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