Do you want to better manage your daily schedule?
Are you looking for a simple way to work on your time management skills?
Asking yourself pointed questions, and providing honest answers, can help you better prepare for what’s on your calendar.
In fact, taking just ten minutes to review your day might just save you from wasting many minutes and hours.
In this post, I offer a collection of nineteen time management questions to ask yourself in the morning.
Ask yourself one, two, or more of these questions to get a better handle on managing your time.
As always, you’ll get the most benefit from these questions if you answer them honestly and truthfully.
19 Time Management Questions to Ask Yourself in the Morning
How many minutes will it take me to travel from my home to my place of work or school?
At what time must I leave my home today in order to arrive on time to work or school?
What are the three most important tasks I need to complete today?
How many minutes do I think it will take me to realistically complete each of my top three tasks for the day?
What are the three most important errands I need to run today?
How many minutes do I think it will take me to realistically compete each of my top three errands for the day?
Which parts of my schedule must I protect today at all costs?
Which parts of my schedule today are flexible and may be adjusted as needed?
At what time will I take my lunch break today? How many minutes long will my lunch break last?
At what time(s) will I take my work/study breaks this morning, afternoon, and evening?
Are there any double-booked appointments in my schedule? If so, which appointments will I keep, and which appointments will I cancel?
Are any of my scheduled meetings optional? If so, would it make sense to forgo the meeting entirely to complete a time-sensitive task?
Were any of my regularly scheduled meetings or appointments canceled? How could I best make use of that time?
Do I have any meetings scheduled for today? If so, how many minutes or hours do I think I will need to prepare my notes, presentation, handouts, and myself in advance?
Do I have any projects or assignments due today? If so, by what time(s) must I hand in my work?
How many minutes does it take me to travel to and from each of my appointments and meetings?
Have I given myself enough time to comfortably travel between appointments and meetings? If not, how much time should I allocate for each travel segment?
At what time will I leave work or school today?
At what time will I go to sleep this evening?
Am I happy with my schedule for today? If not, which items could I modify in order to make it more satisfactory or doable?
How about you? Do you take a couple of minutes to plan out your day in the morning? What do you think are the most important questions you should ask yourself each A.M.? Join the conversation and leave a comment below!