Over the course of the summer, I´m going to introduce a semi-regular feature called Worth A Visit. Each article will include a link to a resource or an article or something else that I have come across that has got me thinking or just plain excited me. I will, for the most part, be staying away from more typical, popular and expected destinations, expecting that you will come across them in other ways. Instead, I´ll happily spend my time trolling the depths of the net looking for something you may not have seen. I hope you enjoy discovering them as much as I know I will enjoy uncovering them.
The first resource is a webpage I came across at a blog called markTAW.com. The page was designed to be used as your homepage on your internet browser. I like it because of its simplicity. To start, it has a simple message — Get back to work. — in large letters across the top of the page to give you a kick when you have been wasting more time online than you should.
What makes it a good resource, though, is the task tracker. You can enter in what your next goal is and when you want to have it accomplished by. It then gives you three choices — I finished my work on time, I didn´t finish on time, or I did no work. It then tracks your successes, failures and times you did no work.
I like this for a couple of reasons. First, it´s a chance to be competitive with yourself if competition is a good motivator for you. More importantly, if you use the page for a while it can be a good reminder of how you work and how you can work better. Like most time management resources, it´s not a long term solution, but it can be a valuable aid in changing your habits.
You can check it out here.