We've all heard the expression . . . "Time flies when you're having fun." However, I think we'd all agree that time flies when you're crazy busy too! I think that's why we're also familiar with the age old question "Where does the time go?"
Well I discovered a tool on CNN.com to help answer that question! It's a work life balance calculator that enables you to find out exactly how you spend the 168 hours we all have in one week. Specifically, you input the number of hours you spend on the following activities:
Frankly, I think there needs to be a category for transitional activities like getting ready in the morning, driving to soccer practice and putting the kids to bed, but I ended up putting those types of activities under chores and leisure. While I thoroughly enjoy reading my girls a bedtime story, reminding them to brush their teeth is a chore!
I was pleased to discover that when I input my typical schedule during the school year into the work life balance calculator that I was in pretty good work life balance. (I didn't bother to input my summer schedule because with three kids home all day, there's no way to be balanced!)
So if you too are asking yourself "Where does the time go?" take a few minutes to figure that out. Hopefully, you'll either be pleased with your level of work life balance or be able to identify areas you can modify to get yourself more in balance.