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I read "168 hours" by Laura Vanderkam and I found it very interesting for taking away activities that can be considered a waste of time. In general this was a good way to track how my time is being spent on a week by week basis.

My question is: are there similar books out there, that you would recommend (I have been looking through Amazon's (customer's also bought), GoodReads and also book reviews but haven't been able to find anything similar).

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I updated our question to make it more general. It's still subjective and might get closed, but let's see how it goes. –  Jeanne Boyarsky Oct 21 '12 at 21:34
    
Thank you. Yeah I was thinking it may not be good enough of a question. SE can be pretty strict. However, it is relevant subject and may be helpful to others. –  Dina Oct 22 '12 at 17:46
    
The question was not rhetorical. I was simply trying to find more information on this subject. –  Dina Oct 26 '12 at 15:06

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I liked "Time Management: Increase Your Personal Productivity And Effectiveness (Harvard Business Essentials". It's more of a business book, but it had some really good tips.

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The other 8 Hours by Robert Pagliarini is good as well. There's a list in one of the chapters that might be a good starting point.

But before you read another book, what is "not useful" depends on what you want to do. Defining you goals (lifetime, 5-year, 1-year, etc.) will give you a guidance as to what is useful and what isn't.

You can accumulate a time log of your activities, but that's all it is. Interpreting it correctly, for you, is what you need.

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Thanks John, actually that is exactly why I'm looking for more reading on this subject. The book doesn't advise on how to choose goals. –  Dina Oct 22 '12 at 18:10

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