If you want to be successful in your time management skills, you must first take a good look at how you manage your time. So right about now you must be thinking how do I do that? It's not very difficult, let's start by determining what you do in a day. This can be easier seen if you keep a log of all your activities. This may seem crazy to you, but stick with me, because once you have everything written down you can determine what activities are 'time suckers'.

For instance, consider the following questions:

How much time do you spend preparing for your day?
How long do you take sipping your coffee in the morning?
How much time do you spend reading your emails each morning?
How much time do you spend eating your lunch?
How much time does it take for you to reach your place of employment?
How much time do you spend on social networks, such as Twitter, Facebook, etc?
After you note all the time that you spend doing the above and all the small stuff in between you will notice all the precious time that is consumed doing the little things. Now figure out the time you consume actually working.

You may notice that most of your day is taken up doing the unimportant tasks. If you forgot or simply avoided doing some of the unimportant tasks you'd be amazed at how much more time you have available. You may be completely shocked at how your spend your day and how much time is truly wasted.

The next post we will discuss some common day drainers. I'm sure you can figure out some of your own with the little activity mentioned above. But I will also discuss some ways to actually find more time in the day; you'll be truly amazed.

Author's Bio: 

Joanne Roibu, the founder of LifeMasteryGuide.com, is a successful entrepreneur drawing on over 20 years of global corporate experience and excellence in building and growing businesses, developing effective teams and one-on-one executive mentoring and coaching. Joanne’s work spans across the US, Europe, Latin America, Australia and Asia.