Timesheets are used to track one’s time accurately, and if the billing is hourly they are an absolute necessity.

I am not a big fan.

We have two catchall timesheet categories that are not directly related to billable work: Administrative and Marketing.

These are not only poor descriptors but I feel neglectful, even lazy or wasteful when I use them.

So what am I really doing with this time?

Probably the most important things: Helping. Listening. Consoling. Encouraging. Engaging.

Life is made up of relationships. They take time.

And they are not billable.