Time Management Self-Assessment
You’ve got a lot on your plate! How well you spend your time can help you get more done, reduce your stress and help you relax at the end of a productive day!
I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time sleeping if I’ve been unproductive and have a lot on my To-Do list! I end up laying awake, thinking about all I have to do. The result is me being even more exhausted and unproductive the next day.
I always find it’s best to set myself up for a productive day by starting it off that way! Wake up and get ready to crush the day, that way you can rest easy at night knowing you’ve been productive!
How well you manage your time defines your day! Want to learn how to use your time more wisely?
You can start by evaluating where you are now and identifying simple changes that will keep you one step ahead. Check each statement that currently applies to you.
Planning and Organizing:
❏ I clarify my priorities.
❏ I set challenging and realistic goals.
❏ I keep a to-do list of tasks and projects.
❏ I evaluate my progress regularly.
❏ I take refreshing breaks during work.
❏ I track my time. I can accurately estimate how long it takes me to do most things.
❏ I batch similar tasks together, so I can complete them more efficiently.
❏ I design my workspace for maximum productivity. I keep files and objects I use frequently within reach. I minimize clutter.
Dealing with Distractions:
❏ I turn off my phone during meals, serious conversations, and similar situations.
❏ I let my family and coworkers know when I need do-not-disturb time.
❏ I work on one task at a time.
❏ I close unnecessary browser tabs.
❏ I check phone and email messages at designated times.
❏ I strengthen my powers of concentration through meditation and other exercises.
❏ I break up projects into small and manageable steps.
❏ I tell others about my goals to increase my sense of accountability.
❏ I create interim deadlines and rewards for long-term projects.
❏ I quit trying to be perfect. I value learning from experience. I can laugh at myself when I do something foolish.
❏ I motivate myself to get started by imagining how I’ll feel when I complete the tasks that I have been putting off.
So how well do you manage your time? Do you keep a good balance between productivity and rest? Do you tackle your tasks head-on? What areas can you improve upon?