Are you looking for a helpful and simple way to get a better grasp on your schedule?
Would you like to know exactly how you are spending your time, on any given day?
Managing your time means you must regularly evaluate your calendar or schedule.
You can’t improve your schedule if you don’t know which problems or issues need to be corrected.
In this post, I offer a collection of fifteen time management questions to ask yourself at the end of the day.
These questions will help give you some perspective when it comes to your schedule.
Think you don’t have time for a schedule review?
It only takes a few moments to sit down and review your calendar.
Besides, what you uncover during your review session may actually help you save several hours tomorrow or in future!
As always, you’ll get the most benefit from these questions if you answer them honestly and truthfully.
15 Time Management Questions to Ask Yourself at the End of the Day
At what time did I wake up today? Was this early, on time, or late for me? What do I think contributed to this wake up time?
Did I arrive on time to my meetings and appointments today? If not, what do I think contributed to or caused my lateness?
Which of my appointments or meetings ran over time? What do I think contributed to or caused these latenesses?
Which of my appointments or meetings ended on time? What do I think contributed to these punctual gatherings?
Did I budget enough travel or preparation time between my appointments and meetings? If not, how much time do I think I should have budgeted?
Were any of my meetings or appointments cancelled today? If so, how did I use this time?
Who asked me for a couple hours of my time today? How did I respond?
Did any of my tasks, assignments, or projects take longer to complete than originally expected? What do I think was the cause of this?
At what time did I take my lunch break today? Was this a good time for me to have lunch?
At what times did I take breaks from my work/schoolwork today? Were these good break times for me?
Where in my schedule today could I have possibly saved time?
When did I enjoy personal time for myself today? How did I spend it?
When during the day did I feel completely overwhelmed by my schedule or calendar?
When during the day did I feel most in control of my schedule or calendar?
Am I satisfied with the way I handled my day today? If not, what could I have done differently? If yes, what actions could I take tomorrow to ensure a similar day?
How about you? Do you review your schedule at the end of the day or week? What are some of the top questions you ask yourself? If you don’t currently review your schedule, do you think you will start the practice in future? Join the conversation and leave a comment below!