Simplifying Timekeeping

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Throughout my entire career, I have had to track and report on my time. As a consultant, it led to the generation of client invoices, as well as status reports on the projects. Nothing was more brain-wracking than coming to the end of the month and having no idea what exactly I worked on!

Now, as an employee, not only do I have to keep track of how much time I spent on each item of work, but also to keep my time in the payroll system so that I am paid accurately .

Keeping track of what you do is a good habit, even if you don’t have to report on it. Here are my tips for making this easier:

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Give Yourself A Productivity Boost By Finishing Something

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I am very good at starting projects. Not so much on bringing them to completion, especially if they involve crafts. During a recent vacation, I forced myself to take two projects that hadn’t been worked on since the previous summer with the aim of making significant progress on both of them.

I finished one of the sweaters, and I was buoyed by the boost it gave me on the other project. I thought about why this might be, and how it might apply to other projects. Here is what I came up with:

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