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Two Time Management Quotes

Quote No. 1 – Miles Davis

Time isn’t the main thing. It’s the only thing.

This quote is short and sweet, but it’s also quite profound.

All of us have the same 24 hours in a day. No one can take that time away from us, but we can always waste it. We may not be able to get more than we have, but we can always spend what we do have wisely.

Our time on this Earth is finite. In other words, we don’t have an unlimited supply of time. All the time we get is all that is given to us – merely 24 hours each and every day. No less and no more.

In recognition of the scarcity, importance, and true value of time, it becomes ever more important to use it as best as we can.

Spreadsheet No. 1 – The Time Log

Time Log - Dashboard Page

 

If you are curious just how effectively you are spending your time, I invite you to try out the free Google Sheets Time Log template right here at Spreadsheet Life.

This template gives you a way to log your time and reflect on how you’ve spent it. There is a lot of value to be gained in taking a closer look at how you spend your time.

The best part is, once you discover just how you use the time you’ve got, you can come up with better ways to spend it in the future!

Quote No. 2 – Henry David Thoreau

It is not enough to be busy…

The question is: what are we busy about?

Probably one of the best methods for managing your time better is learning how to set priorities. There is usually not enough time to get everything done, but there is quite often enough time to get the most important things done.

If you spend your time getting the most important things done, then that is time much better spent.

Why is this so? Just think about it.

If you get tasks C, D, and E done, but tasks A and B are much more important, then you are behind on what matters the most. However, if you complete tasks A, B, and C, then you have capitalized on your time in the best way possible and accomplished what was truly most important.

Spreadsheet No. 2 – The Task Timeline

Task Timeline - Timeline Page

 

If you need help setting your priorities for the day, then the Spreadsheet Life Task Timeline is the perfect tool for you to have. This template is not only simple and easy to use, but it will help get you accustomed to setting your most important priorities for the day.

This template is for free, and it really will help. See it for yourself, and explore if it can truly make a difference for you!

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